Las Vegas Sun

October 18, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Marriage is for churches to decide

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Why is the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage?

There were two columns in the Sun recently on homosexual marriage. One was about the court taking a cowardly approach, and the other was about letting the states decide. Homosexual marriage should not be an issue. Marriage is not the problem. The problem is a financial issue.

We keep hearing about separation of church and state but only when it is about keeping the church separate from the state. When the state wants to interfere with the church, it is forgotten.

An issue like redefining marriage is actually the state interfering in church matters.

Marriage is a religious institution. In fact, before 1837, only the church performed marriages. If you feel that homosexuals are being deprived by government agencies, then change those laws by using a partnership agreement or something.

By changing the laws, homosexuals could have all the benefits of married couples.

You cannot pray in schools because of separation of church and state, but the state can define a religious institution like marriage. What hypocrisy. You do not have to interfere with a religious institution and redefine marriage to give homosexuals equal financial benefits.

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