Why I reject the marriage amendment

  • Article by: WHEELOCK WHITNEY
  • Updated: October 15, 2011 - 4:30 PM

It is out of sync with my political, professional and personal priorities.

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RandiReitanOct. 15, 11 7:00 PM

Brings tears to my eyes to read Wheelock's words. Phil and I have a beloved gay son Jacob. We have done all we can to see the day of equality for him. This amendment battle will bring such division to our state. May Wheelock's words move hearts and bring understanding. I am so grateful to him for speaking out so eloquently.

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RanickOct. 15, 11 7:14 PM

Well said Mr. Whitney.

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kd5757Oct. 15, 11 8:03 PM

Excellent article. Love and family stability are good things in our world. Let's defeat this shameful amendment. We are better people than that.

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chuckdancerOct. 15, 11 8:30 PM

I will be standing with you Mr. Whitney.

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ebfauvelOct. 15, 11 8:39 PM

Mr. Whitney, thank you so much for this wonderful column!

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lalahemOct. 15, 11 9:42 PM

Well put! I am married, and I also feel like my marriage is not at all threatened by the inclusion of all people who wish to enter into the arrangement. I am a religious conservative, but I also feel that we have no business trying to decide what God wants, nor trying to tell everybody about it. The quality of the mercy I expect will have very much to do with the quality of mercy that I practice on this earth. It is merciful to be tolerant of our brothers and sisters. It is merciful to treat them with respect, to acknowledge their happiness.

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goferfanzOct. 15, 1110:03 PM

OK. Wheelock opposes the marriage amendment. Got it. Alas, WWWD has never been a big concern in my life. I wonder why he got column space on this topic ;o)

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takenoticeOct. 16, 11 7:45 AM

A good man and a good Republican. Too bad the latter is a vanishing breed.

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my4centsOct. 16, 11 7:59 AM

Opposing gay marriage need not infringe on anybody's rights, nor does it do anything to deny equality. Those of us who are married entered into it understanding it to be the union of a man and a woman. If we want to create an similar partnership for gay couples then let's do it, but we don't need to redefine what it means to be married at the same time.

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Pepper583Oct. 16, 11 8:31 AM

Wheelock's words make me proud to be an American and a Republican.

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