In her letter to the editor, May 11, Barbara Landry complained, “Elected officials keep signing laws to please individual groups while taking away rights from others.” She was speaking of the same-sex marriage bill recently voted into law in the Maine Legislature.

How can allowing gay couples to marry take away the rights of others? Opposite-sex couples are still free to get married in Maine. If the two women next door get married, how can that possibly affect the relationship between a husband and wife?

Let’s stop and think before we get carried away by this type of illogical hysteria.

Landry further states that she “hopes [she’s] not around when [God] finally decides people have gone too far.” She may be right to be concerned. I don’t imagine God will be very pleased if people keep spreading hate and denying civil rights in his name.

Mary Karren-Landry, Poland

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