S. Ducker: Believe whatever you want

This is in response to the Oct. 21 article "Sisters plan to vote no on same-sex marriage."

I found the article to be entirely fraught with hypocrisy.

First and foremost, I have the utmost respect for other people's spiritual beliefs, and believe that all people should be allowed to practice and speak those beliefs in a way that feels right to them. In fact, as Americans, people have a duty to protect other people's rights to do and think as they please, as long as the rights of others are not violated.

It is for that reason that I believe those women are wrong in their opposition to same-sex marriage. They say " ... we have no right to hate them and no right to tell them what they can and cannot do."

I couldn't agree more. They should not be allowed to tell two people who love and care for each other whether or not they can get married.

If they choose not to accept that as "normal or natural," then more power to them. They can believe whatever they like. But do not tell me who I do or do not have a right to marry.

Sean Ducker, Gorham

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Allisa Milliard's picture

did you know that i am not

did you know that i am not really married? we weren't joined in a church during a religious ceremony, so therefore religious people and churches won't recognize us. but we did have a civil ceremony, we did all the paperwork, had a justice of the peace over. no one questions when i call him my husband, and we have the rights of inheritance and medical decision, taxation, family services/insurance, all the federal identifiers. in fact, if i tried to get government assistance, his income counts as mine. but according to the religious community, we are not married. whose opinion matters? a bunch of sanctimonious hypocrites, or the government that we pay homage to? i believe that everyone, even the sanctimonious hypocrites, have a right to be heard and their vote counted. but i also believe in a separation of church and state, and question 1 is a state issue not a religious one. if people want to make it a religious issue, then thats up to them and they have a right to that opinion. while all those rights that my husband and i have can be gotten by a lawyer and mounds of paperwork for a same sex couple, i think is should be easier, and thats why i am voting yes for question 1.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Aren't the three sisters

Aren't the three sisters entitled to their opinions without being subject to intolerance from the very people who constantly preach tolerance?

Bob Wright's picture

"But do not tell me who I do

"But do not tell me who I do or do not have a right to marry."

I agree Sean. But did you know that it is not illegal to marry someone of the same sex. Yes, same sex marriage is not illegal! What we are voting on this November is government recognition of same sex marriage for the purpose of benefits and acceptance. For that reason alone, I will vote no.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If Sean wants the benefits

If Sean wants the benefits and acceptance that married heterosexual couples have, then perhaps he should consider marrying a worman.

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