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2015-05-13 / Opinions

On marriage, let the people choose

In the May 6 issue of the Observer [“Let states decide legality of same-sex marriage”], Dawn Lee asks, “Does the court have a right to force same-sex ‘marriage’ on every state in the nation?”

Why is it always someone forcing something on someone else? Is the court forcing marriage on anyone? When did someone else’s choice become an obligation on another?

Some of the June candidates for state senator state their preference as anti-abortion or pro-abortion rights. As a representative of the people, I think any official should take a stand of pro-choice. I don’t want anyone telling me what I can or cannot do. The court is not telling a state what has to be done but rather that the states have to offer the choices we all cherish as Americans.

Jay Wieting
Chesterfield


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