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We are a Catholic couple who were fortunate enough to have recently celebrated our 50th anniversary.

Same sex couples who love each other should have the same opportunity to profess that love in a legal marriage.


The church speaks of marriage to be only afforded to those who can procreate. However, persons of our age and others who are incapable of procreation may marry if they are of opposite sex. Gays and lesbians are allowed to legally adopt and have children through assistance of donors or surrogate parents. In the last 20 years, we have witnessed many same sex couples who raised beautiful loving families.

As a practicing attorney for close to 50 years, I have witnessed the Constitution used to safeguard individual rights. Marriage is a civil law, and the church should not try and stamp its sacramental restrictions on that law.

We are Catholics voting “no” on the marriage amendment.

Dick and Kay Breen


Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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