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Letter: Equality based on law, not marriage
First Published Jan 11 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 12 2014 10:02 am

My usual peaceful Sunday morning reading of the Trib was abruptly disrupted the following words penned by Lynn G. Wardle, ("Illegitimate and wrong marriage rulings," Opinion, Jan. 5). Defending the basis for "gender-integrated" marriage, Wardle writes, "It lays the foundation for the equality of both genders and for the equal respect for the contributions of both genders throughout society."

Excuse me, but last I checked my equality was not based on my 40-year marriage to Larry Bishop, but rather on the 14th Amendment that affords me equal protection under the law. It is truly distressing that a professor of law would use an outdated and unconstitutional argument to support his antiquated opinions on marriage.

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Mary Bishop

Salt Lake City

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