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opinion Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Marriage amendment

I am answering a recent letter to the editor concerning the marriage amendment. It is a mystery to me why anyone would compare wearing red or not eating meat to the centuries-old tradition of marriage being a covenant between a man and a woman.

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This marriage idea is not something dreamed up in the last 20 years as an anti-gay strategy. For thousands of years marriage has been defined and practiced as a binding together of one man and one woman.

Marriage is the very foundation of society as we know it. It is an institution developed to bring men and women together for the benefit of raising children. At its best, marriage as we know it today supports and protects both a man and a woman and any children involved. And shouldn’t our laws be designed to promote the best in society?

The United State Constitution and Bill of Rights were written and amended to assure the benefits of the government and its laws to the greatest number of citizens — not for a very vocal minority.

I urge everyone reading this to vote for the marriage amendment in November.

Sally L. Mann

Aitkin

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