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January 16, 2018

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Letter to the editor:

Personal choices don’t stop at altar

Congratulations to President Barack Obama, and welcome to the 21st century. Those of us who have made it here to the “future” have been waiting for a major U.S. political figure to state the obvious: that the adult you marry should be your own personal pick, not someone a group of strangers, a religion, your neighbors or family members picked for you. This ultimately isn’t about gay rights, it’s about personal choice. And it’s too bad that certain people expect it to be their right to put it to a public vote, especially because I wasn’t invited to vote on their personal choices.

Personal freedom means letting people make their own personal choices, not the limited choices their church or someone else would make for them. It’s taken way too long for a political figure to come forward with that. Too bad so-called libertarian Republicans like Ron Paul haven’t figured that out yet.

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