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By Andy Halm

Same-sex marriage is a civil right

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

As I read through the paper last week (Sept. 26 issue), I came across the opinion piece “Is same-sex marriage a civil right?“ by Joseph Backholm. It is my own personal opinion that he is wrong.

Same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue, and it’s also about equality. We all have rights in this country, and we are told that we are free. In reality we are slowly losing our civil rights and freedoms because some groups of people are not allowed to have the same rights as other groups. That is losing our civil rights and our freedoms.

Knowing that everyone has their own opinion about same-sex marriage, we all have to agree that everyone deserves to have equal rights. Civi...

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