Letter: Voting ‘No’ will protect our freedomsMarriage is the union of two people committed to each other. It creates a family. This union is brought about because of love, commitment and support. It is a cementing of a basic need of all individuals.
To the editor,
Marriage is the union of two people committed to each other. It creates a family. This union is brought about because of love, commitment and support. It is a cementing of a basic need of all individuals. We all want to find that special person to grow up with, take care of grow old together with. I was so lucky to have found and been married to the most wonderful and amazing individual 37 years ago. We were committed, supportive and filled with so much love for each other for thirty amazing years.
Margaret passed away seven years ago. I cannot imagine anyone trying to deny two people that very same right that we had for so many years. Why would we want to deny a group of people that very same right that we all feel entitled to? It is a mean-spirited amendment meant to divide us instead of bringing us all together as a community. Why would anyone want to take away the possibility of marriage in Minnesota permanently?
Defeating the marriage restriction amendment would not make same sex marriage legal. The only thing it would do is leave the door open for real discussion to take place. Our great state and country were founded on the premise of freedom for all and a separation of church and state. Our state constitution was written to protect our freedom, not take it away. Marriage is about the freedom to create a family. Please vote “No” against the marriage restriction amendment. Your “No” vote will protect freedom, not take it away.