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Cathi Herrod's Procreation idea is weak

Mar 29, 2013

Arizona Republic

Procreation idea is weak

Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:15 PM

The opponents of marriage equality, in their oral arguments this week before the Supreme Court as well as in the amicus curiae brief, seem to focus in part on the purpose of marriage as procreation.

My husband and I choose not to have children. If procreation defines marriage, then my husband and I are not legally married in Arizona and we did not just celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. Oops!

Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy gives some lousy reasons against gay marriage Further, Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy points out in her guest column that married couples have longer life spans and higher incomes and that “marriage is the engine that drives our country” (“Traditional marriage is foundation for our future,” Opinions, Tuesday).

If that is the case, why would she wish to deny these benefits to anyone? [Well, because Cathi Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy want to force THEIR Christian beliefs on YOU using the force of government and could care less about your First Amendment right to pick your own religious beliefs]

All our brothers and sisters deserve the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, regardless of whom they love and wish to marry. [Well not according to Cathi Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy]

Lynn DeMuth
Chandler, Arizona