Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: All marriages have flaws; agree to disagree
First Published Jan 25 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 25 2014 01:01 am

Many who believe marriage is between a man and a woman are not bigots who hate gay people. If you are pro-traditional marriage and gay marriage is legal, you still get to think homosexuality is wrong and not engage in that behavior. None of us has the luxury of only accepting the marriages we approve of.

If the reality of all marriages were visible, we’d discover we’ve always been surrounded by marriages we don’t condone. If judged by the Bible, there are many legal marriages that wouldn’t pass the adultery test. If judged by harm to children, there are a lot of violent legal marriages that wouldn’t exist.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Gay marriage will not affect the number of gay people or couples. No straight person will suddenly become gay, nor gay person become straight based on what the courts decide. Each of us has the right to decide for ourselves what is right and wrong and live our lives accordingly, not dismiss all those who choose differently. You don’t have to agree to understand and you don’t have to approve to accept.

Karen Loveridge


Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.