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Defining 'marriage' III

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Letter to the Editor
Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The editorial on same-sex marriage maintains that there is a parallel between the current marriage issue and the issue of slavery. There is no such parallel!

Today there are strong forces that have redefined marriage from the traditional meaning of being a union between a man and a woman. And they want that redefinition to be included in our laws.

When slavery was outlawed in our nation, it was not a matter of redefining it. For both sides on that issue, slavery had the same meaning, namely that some persons were the property of others, who could demand any labor from them without compensation.

Marriage cannot and should not be redefined. Other structures of cohabitations should be defined in other ways.

Hans Andrae


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