It’s pretty common knowledge that between 45 percent and 50 percent of first traditional marriages ends in divorce.

And I’ve read somewhere that nearly one-third of women in the U.S. will experience violence from their husband or boyfriend.

Perhaps “traditional marriage only” proponents should concentrate more on the substance of marriage than on its form. The substance of marriage is love and commitment, and renders the form irrelevant.

I’m voting for the substance of marriage in November by voting “no” on Question 1.

John Henderson, Auburn

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