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By Paul Kokoski
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 

Same-sex marriage not right for Washington

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

I am disappointed with Gov. Chris Gregoire’s initiative to legalize homosexual marriage in Washington State.

Marriage is an institution that predates civilization, is ordained by God, and is exclusive to one man and one woman who are given the responsibility to procreate the human race and to nurture, educate, and pass on shared values and mores to their offspring. To redefine marriage to include same-sex couples is to strip marriage of an essential component, namely the ability and obligation to procreate. This would render marriage meaningless and open it up to endless revision and redefinition.

Gregoire frames the issue incorrectly in the context of whether religious...

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