Letter: Same-sex marriage
Why is the legalization of same-sex marriage taking so long?
With Illinois becoming the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage, I have to wonder why it is not already legal in all 50 states. I understand that it goes against some people's religious beliefs but shouldn't the separation of church and state make that reason invalid? The Constitution of the United States says that all men are created equally. So why shouldn't we have marriage equality? There are some who argue that same-sex marriage could have a negative effect on any child that the couple raises. Multiple studies have shown that there are no physiological disadvantages for a child raised by a same-sex couple.
In the end, the matter of same-sex marriage is just a difference of opinion. There will always be people who are fighting for marriage equality, just as there will always be those who will fight for traditional marriage. I can only hope that more states will quickly extend marriage equality to everyone.
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MADELINE SERRANO, Pasco