I like the points Melody Weeks made in the Aug. 12 letters to the editor. You don’t have to be prejudiced to deny the right to marry to everyone. There are two thoughts to consider.

The first is, the Bible lives and has changed as times have changed. We no longer put to death those who wear mixed fibers or men who sleep in the same bed with menstruating women. Widows are no longer united with their husband’s brother. We can now eat pork and shellfish, and meat on Friday.

The other thought is, our government now discriminates by providing a marriage benefit to those who marry, and denies marriage to some people.

A time when the local and national budget is chronically short is not a good time to tempt legislatures to balance the budget by denying a marriage benefit, no longer being in the discrimination bind and balancing the budget.

Susan Williamson


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