Letter: Within power

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I agree that there are fundamental limits to the power of our government. I also agree we should protect liberties that are granted to us in the Constitution and that it is better to err on the side of too much freedom rather than giving the government too much power. But, to say the government doesn’t need to concern itself with marriage is silly.  Nobody questions any government that runs medical tests on two people who want to be married.

Stipulations that don’t let siblings get married aren’t ever questioned. Then why do you think that the government, according to the voice of the people in California, can’t put stipulations on legally issued marriage licenses that they must be a man and a woman?

On Aug. 4, 2010, after Proposition 8 was overturned, the Church issued this statement, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today’s decision. California voters have twice been given the opportunity to vote on the definition of marriage in their state and both times have determined that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman. We agree. Marriage between a man and woman is the bedrock of society.” It is our responsibility, as members of the Church, to support their leadership.

RICHARD WOOD
Provo

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