Locals weigh in on gay marriage | SummitDaily.com

Locals weigh in on gay marriage

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Frisco – The views ranged from “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” to “stay out of people’s bedrooms!” With the Senate recently voting against a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, folks walking the streets of Frisco on Thursday were asked about what they thought the sanctity of marriage really was, in light of all the political heat.”It’s really unfair and unfortunate that gay marriage is not allowed,” Jill Carlson, 28, said. Carlson, from Dillion, added that the denial of rights and benefits to gays bothered her. Religion factored into to the views of some.

“I think it’s wrong. God put us on earth to be man and woman,” Hugo Reyes said. Reyes, 27, from Silverthorne, said that heterosexual marriage is the “right” way. Others disagreed.”Stay out of people’s bedrooms,” Suzanne Ripp said. Ripp, 44, from Dillion, added that she thinks whoever wants to get married should be allowed to.For some, the issue centered entirely on the word “marriage.””Bringing it up in the legislature is a bad idea,” Sandra Holder said, “it just polarizes people.”

Holder, 63, from Riverside, Calif., said, “Just don’t call it marriage. Why do they care?”Holder did add that she thinks gay couples should share all the legal rights of heterosexual marriages. Others felt the same way about the definition of marriage.”I personally feel that it’s between a man and a woman,” Mary Lyle, 62, of Silverthorne said.For some, the term “marriage” did not have the same importance.

“I don’t really have a problem with gay marriage. It’s none of my business, let them do what want to,” Nick Jockel, 21, of Denver said.What happened?Wednesday’s Senate vote on gay marriage fell 18 votes short of the 67 needed to approve a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Comment on this story with your own thoughts at http://www.summitdaily.com

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