Published: Sunday, Jan. 12 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
So you're saying that gay people are a different species than human? Also,
if you remember your Fiddler on the Roof, the subsequent events of the plot
prove him wrong.
If that is your "litmus test" for marriage, then be consistent.No marriage for 50+ year oldsNo marriage for young with fertility
issues.You good with that Ann?
"Fiddler on the Roof" is in fact a story filled with powerful lessons
about respect, tolerance, enlightenment and the importance of letting go of
irrational prejudices. These are lessons that I hope Utahns can learn.
We've been over this, but let's restate: offspring are not mandatory
to validate a marriage. More and more heterosexual couples are seeing the
benefits of not having kids, too. Besides, isn't it ironic that the
suit was filed because of potential harm to children when the writer claims gay
marriage cannot produce young and is therefore not sensible? Technically, of
course, same sex couples can't 'produce' young, but they can and
do raise them. And heterosexual marriage has certainly proven itself unnecessary
to 'producing' young. If this is where the discussion is today, same
sex marriage is a shoe in.
Thanks to the writer of a great letter! Thank you for addressing the
irrevocable law of nature. A law that cannot be changed at the whims of
Governments, Religions or Judges! The law of nature always has been, is now and
always will be!
Counter point: Octo-mom. Single mother of eight (x8)
children through invitro fertilization. Have a good day.
Pagan - are you suggesting we should use Octo-mom as a model for our
society?????I think she is appalling. That is not the society I
"common sense" would be avoiding ad-hominem attacks against anyone who
doesn't share your view.A persons worth is not based on whether they
choose to reproduce or not. A whole lotta folks I see shouldn't be
reproducing. I think arrogance and self-righteousness are in large supply in
this state. One persons "common sense" is another persons bigotry.
The sky is blue.Her hair is blonde.She has brunette colored hair.Cats look different than dogs.Statements of pure fact are totally
devoid of bigotry, even though the may distinguish one item/person from another.
To state that same sex couples will never conceive children together
is not bigotry. It is a plain pure fact, without insult or emotion. It is common
sense. It is completely devoid of bigotry.
BadgerbadgerMurray, UT"To state that same sex couples will never
conceive children together is not bigotry. It is a plain pure fact, without
insult or emotion. It is common sense. It is completely devoid of
bigotry."To state that same-sex couple cannot have a civil
marriage because they cannot fulfill the marriage requirements of your church is
the VERY definition of the term.
I will not spend one second worrying about my neighbor's sex life.
"Just as a fish and a bird cannot produce young, neither can homosexual
couples."or older people, or infertile, etc.Using this lame logic -- people should not be allowed to get married until
AFTER they prove they can "produce young".====== BTW -- This letter writer missed the whole premise of "Fiddler on
the Roof".It was a story about intolerance, people, drive
from their homes, for being DIFFERENT.If you are a Mormon, You should know better...
To 95% of us, the Laws of Nature tell men to have sex with as many
different women as possible, but we have laws to restrict that sort of
behavior.Don't you think it's about time for the other 5%
to live by the same rules?
When I wrote this letter to the Reader's Forum, they left some of my
comments out. I never meant those who can't reproduce are of any less
value. However, I am concerned that same sex couples raising children may cause
confusion for those children, and may hinder their gender identity.Ann Bradford
Bob - You are making things up that I never said.In our society,
where the state is separated from church by law, the term "Civil
Marriage" is an oxymoron. It makes about as much as sense as saying
"Buddhist County Court". The State overstepped its bounds when it
started regulating marriage, over a hundred years ago. It was unconstitutional
then and it still is.Separate the church marriages and the civil
unions and all sides will have their rights preserved.But even with
the rights preserved, the physical facts of life remain true.
Homosexuals can and do produce offspring! One friend of mine had nine children!
He also has grandchildren! It is really pathetic that you find a need to degrade
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