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Civil unions not the end goal

Seeing Daily Camera pictures of same-gender couples kissing on the mouth at the Boulder County civil union parties last night made me feel uncomfortable. I felt the same way when I saw parents kissing their grown children on the mouth or a neighbor mother kissing on the mouth the grown neighbor’s son.

Still, same-gender couples joining in civil unions have something to celebrate. As far as I can tell, they have everything married couples have but the word “marriage” describing their relationships. They have survivorship, can pay taxes jointly, can adopt and can be at their partners’ hospital bedsides. Continue reading

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Same-sex vs. polygamous marriage

William Blent challenged readers in yesterday’s Camera letters to the editor to “give a rational and factual argument against same-sex marriage that is not based on religious beliefs and can’t be equally applied to some opposite-sex marriages.”

Let me give you a hint. He won’t take arguments that marriage is for having children, that children do better with heterosexual parents, and that religions would be forced to accept behavior they consider immoral.

Blent attempted to shoots those down. Likewise, he ignored the fact that centuries of history uphold heterosexual marriage and the resulting family as the most basic building block of strong societies and nations.
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