Letter: If marriage has many benefits, why not extend benefits to all?

Published: Sunday, April 14 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Gay marriage supporters learn the news that backers of Proposition 8 can defend their measure against gay marriage outside the California Supreme Court in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011.

Eric Risberg, Associated Press

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It's almost a daily requirement these days with the Deseret News to have at least one article that bemoans young people delaying marriage, deciding not to marry, missing out on the financial benefits of marriage or any number of other topics trumpeting the cause of marriage. Yet the Deseret News loudly advocates against allowing a certain segment of the population the very opportunity to partake of the benefits and blessings of marriage.

It takes a special kind of cold heart to proclaim innumerable benefits of something and then actively fight to deprive an entire group of people a chance to enjoy those blessings.

Isaac Higham

South Jordan

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