Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Gay marriage, both sides
I don’t believe in their ways
It appears that the U.S. Constitution no longer exists.
Since this administration and the governor of the state of Washington have decided to change the rules, governing marriage between a man and woman no longer exists, even if it is written in the U.S. Constitution and the Washington State Constitution. And all I read is “same-sex marriages” have the same amenities as heterosexual marriages. They always have, in case you didn’t know it.
Even if this state votes against same-sex marriage, like they did in California, a federal judge will just overturn the will of the people so they, homosexuals, can marry.
I am getting sick and tired of having this shoved down my throat and only too happy to see the governor of our state leave, and hopefully whoever takes her place will see to the will of the people and not “special interest” groups, like in Hollywood.
Whether they like it or not, there is no such thing as a marriage between two men or two women. Of course, I will be called “homophobic” because I don’t believe in their ways, but so what, I’m not going to die from the heat they want to put on me, since I have an opinion, as an American citizen, also.
— Pat Gee, Federal Way
Restoring the institution of marriage
To the many good reasons for Washington voters to validate the state’s new same-sex marriage law in the upcoming November referendum, I’d like to offer another.
I believe our lesbian and gay citizens who choose this option will help in great measure to restore dignity and honor to the institution of marriage, which has been so badly battered by the incidences of separation, divorce and domestic violence.
— David Behrendt, Edmonds
Not the American way
Until recently, no one would have thought that we would be considering something so ridiculous as to whether a man could marry another man, but it seems more and more people are OK with the notion as time goes on.
Optimistically this is considered progress toward a more fair society, but it can just as easily be considered additional evidence that America is losing her way and, frighteningly, is getting stupider every year.
— Peter Kogler, Seattle