-- ANNE M. HAIGHT, Richland
I feel compassion for individuals bearing the cross of homosexuality. And I understand that they are seeking public approval and validation of their feelings and desire to have same-sex marriage. However, God only sanctioned marriage between one man and one woman. Changing the definition of marriage to accommodate gay couples is not just a "warm fuzzy" nice thing to do to make folks feel good. There will be many ramifications down the line including homosexual sex education and teachings about the same-sex marriage and lifestyle. There will be more explicit television shows and movies depicting same-sex situations. Is this truly what we want for our community? We cannot pick and choose, if this is passed we get the redefinition of marriage and we get all that goes along with it.
Please conscientiously explore what approval of Referendum 74 will mean for our youth, state and nation and reject Ref 74.