Why is there such a controversy over whether same-sex marriage should be allowed or not allowed? Scientific studies have determined that homosexuality is determined in the womb and therefore not a choice. Knowing this, our laws should not prevent them having the legal benefits associated with being married.
Marriage was primarily a religious union in the past, but now it has become a legal union based on laws and requirements of federal, state and local governments. In the United States, our laws are supposed to apply to all citizens without regard to race, sex, creed or religious beliefs.
This doesn't mean that religious organizations can't impose their own limitations on members of the religious organization to which one is a member, but that is separate from state and federal laws.
Proponents of limiting marriage to only between a man and a woman based on religious teachings are attempting to enforce religious beliefs through laws that apply to people who are not bound by law to adhere to the rules of the religious organization. Keep the law that is already in place.
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Sandra Mauws, Pasco