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Published: Monday, June 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Tooele, UT

Re: "And it is not the last good we will be asked to surrender, unless we find the courage to stand."

There's the nub of the issue.

Gay marriage is but one in a long line of small surrenders liberals are asking us to make. Surrenders to immorality, irreligion, indecency, rudeness, and incivility. And, of course, liberal, true-believing activists utilize an obfuscating tactic of asking us in the name of morality, religion, decency, politeness, and civility.

Each of these is a gates-of-Vienna issue. God bless us with the courage to stand.

salt lake, UT

how are you "giving up marriage?" first of all it never belonged to you (or religion) it is a civil contract and secondly no one is requiring you not get married. If you want your own special designation for your religious ceremonies then make up your own name, but I would suggest you also fill out the paperwork and follow the proper procedures for a civil marriage if you want the protections of the civil government.

Kevin J. Kirkham
Salt Lake City, UT

Sure, we're asking people to surrender their prejudices, surrender their belief that it's OK to expect society to live according to their specific moral beliefs as is done in the Middle East. We're asking people who claim to be pro-family and pro-children to actually give ALL families and kids the rights that they need to survive and thrive.


Divorce, abuse, neglect and poverty are the greatest threats to the well being of children.

Marco Luxe
Los Angeles, CA

"Giving up marriage is too high a price to pay."?!? No one is being asked to give up marriage. Everyone can still adhere to religious tenets of whatever sort.

If marriage has a great price to it, wouldn't it be generous to share it with whoever wants a consensual committed relationship, as there has always been an unlimited number of civil marriage licenses to go around.

Here, UT

How is INCLUSION of others in the institution of marriage "giving up marriage"? I'm at a loss.

@procuradorfiscal; Sorry buddy, you've already surrendered to "immorality" once you decide to discriminate against your fellow citizens. Gays marrying one another is in no way immoral, now, if you were to marry someone of the same sex, that would be immoral because you're not gay.

Salt Lake City, UT

When the two women I know who've been together as a couple for many years are finally able to marry in this state I will be there with them to celebrate, and I will feel that my own marriage is in fact much stronger because of it.

Tooele, UT

Re: "Gays marrying one another is in no way immoral . . . ."

Well, you and I -- along with about 99% of the human population -- will just have to agree to disagree on that.

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