Saturday, April 25, 2009

I Vote For Equal Rights

Articles in the Bangor Daily News present contrasting views of same-sex marriage. The Maine legislature is considering a bill that would define marriage as being between two people.

On one hand we have the primarily religious arguments.

His wife said she is concerned that if same-sex marriage is legalized, their children would be taught at school that homosexuality and gay marriage are acceptable while learning at home and in church that traditional marriage is part of God’s plan for humanity.

On the other we have equal rights.

Estler, 64, said that although she and Johnson are registered as domestic partners, have wills and legal power of attorney for each other, they still don’t have all the benefits married men and women do. As they’ve aged and faced some health problems, Estler said, they’ve become more conscious of the legal benefits that come with marriage.

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