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Another Viewpoint – Preserving Marriage

Posted - Mar. 17, 2004 at 8:38 a.m.



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We received numerous replies to a recent KSL editorial in which we supported the traditional definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Here are some of the viewpoints expressed:

From Tony Bernstone:

“Your assertion that gay marriage ‘threatens the basic family unit’ is one born of ignorance. Evidence clearly shows that two happy, loving parents, regardless of gender or sexual orientation is the most advantageous family unit.”

From Jody Bear Cloward:

“Why can’t we change the definition of the word marriage to say it is the union of consenting adults to love and honor and obey until death do them part. People are too focused on a definition that was created way too long ago. The world has changed and so have relationships and families and marriages.”

From Jay R. Bjorklund:

“How can the marriage or union of same sex individuals possibly have any effect on the traditional family – father, mother and children? Homosexuals are not predators nor are they to blame for the decay of traditional family values as your editorial implies.”

From B. Moore:

“This issue is one of basic humanity and civil rights. Your editorial pretends to be about stability and sanctity but it is about discrimination; pure and blatant.”

As always, a more complete text of these replies can be found on our website at www.ksl.com.

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