I support traditional marriage, but never believed I would have to make such a preposterous statement in my lifetime.

Common sense tells me I am different from my husband, counterpart, life-long love, and father of my children. We are made to complement each other, procreate and nurture that creation for the next generation.

Thirty-two states out of 32 states have voted to keep the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Judicial or legislative action changed the definition of marriage in the states that have same-sex marriage. Even liberal states such as California, which overwhelming voted for President Barack Obama in 2008, voted for Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

We all know instinctively what marriage is, and it is wrong to redefine it. Like Chick-fil-A, an inn in Vermont, and many other citizens, we will become victims of lawsuits and the strong hand of the law against free speech and our freedom of religion if we fail to take a stand on marriage.

I urge others to vote no on Question 1 on Nov. 6.

Penelope A. Morrell, state director

Concerned Women For America

Manchester

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