By Kelly Needham
November 04, 2006
I have been observing the many letters here regarding the same
sex marriage and benefits issues currently happening in our state.
And I have been both amazed and appalled at some of the opinions
stated recently. I am not writing this letter to take sides
or even indulge in my own personal opinions, but instead would
like to remind people of a seemingly forgotten fact.
Marriage has already been re-defined
before. Does no one remember that there used to be a time when
people did not marry for love, and did not even have the opportunity
to choose their own partner? Had that part of marriage not been
"re-defined", then our parents would be choosing our
"spouses" to this day. Back in those old times, marriage
was not necessarily about love, but about wealth and prosperity.
So let us not forget that as we face possibly "redefining"
marriage, that this is not the first time marriage has been an
About: "Have been married before, though I never "asked"
permission from the government or "applied" for a license
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