Letters to the Editor

Leave marriage issue up to a state's voters

Our Supreme Court has before it the question of the constitutionality of state authority on same-sex marriage as it reviews the California law that prohibits such marriages.

Some who favor the marriage of two men or two women are asking the court to overturn that law.

In 32 states, voters have said "yes" to maintaining the traditional definition of marriage -- one man and one woman.

For all those who believe in following biblical principles and edicts, same-sex cohabitation is condemned and called a sin. The practice of homosexuality is referred to as such in both the Old Testament and New Testament. For example, homosexuality was the primary sin that caused God to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Thus far, I have heard no public discussion in the media on biblical principles concerning this matter. Such a discussion might reveal the beliefs of the participants. Oh, my.

A ruling by the Supreme Court would presumably become the law of the land, possibly negating similar laws passed in other states if the court overturns the California law. If not, voters in all states would continue to make their own decisions. The latter seems to be the appropriate alternative.

Bill Tanner

Bluffton

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