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October 21, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Sarah Palin and gay marriage

Why are we going backward?

According to [“Palin breaks with McCain on gay marriage amendment,” Politics & Government, Oct. 20], Gov. Sarah Palin is everything but a “maverick,” as she so commonly refers to herself.

She’s stuck in the old times of believing homosexuality is a one-way ticket to hell. Christianity says that God is the only one who can judge us, his “children,” and to treat others as we would have them treat us.

And Palin believes she is one of the better candidates for vice president? I, along with many of my peers, don’t want a selfish and heartless “pit bull” to be my potential president.

Being gay is not the same as being a murderer, so why outlaw same-sex marriage? Banning same-sex marriages is not only a violation of homosexuals’ rights, but also overextends the government’s power. As a “maverick,” Palin should support gays and lesbians in their decisions and bring about change in the world.

Homosexuals are citizens too, or is Palin saying that we should only count them as part of a person, just like the three-fifths compromise?

— Marianne Luna, Brier

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