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Gay marriage rights 'detrimental' to society


Letter to the editor


To the editor:

Liberals the likes of Ted Kennedy and the New York Times editorial board have crowed quite a bit in recent weeks that the federal marriage amendment would "put bias in the Constitution'' by declaring marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman.

It is a specious, deceptive argument.

Gay marriage has never been a constitutional right in America — or any other civilized nation.

Those who support the amendment aren't trying to deprive homosexuals of any of the legal protections they currently enjoy; instead, they are trying to prevent runaway courts from creating out of thin air new "rights'' that would prove detrimental to society.

Yelling "discrimination'' is not the only strategy liberals have unleashed to defeat this amendment, though.

They also have argued that gay marriage is a civil rights issue akin to the African-American struggle for equality. No less a civil rights icon than Jesse Jackson has denounced that claim, noting that "gays were never called three-fifths human in the Constitution.''

Don't fall for these manipulative arguments. Stand firm for the sanctity of marriage.

Sandy Hechst

Lemay

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