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Eleri Kerian, Grafton, N.D., Published June 06 2012

Measure 3 would protect religion

Contrary to Cheryl Bergian’s opinion (May 18), the language in Measure 3 is clear, precise and proven in both federal law and in the laws of more than 27 states. Bergian and other opponents of Measure 3 say that the measure is not necessary, but their repeated attacks on people of faith and the rights of conscience of individuals prove exactly why this amendment is so necessary.

Measure 3 opponents use fear tactics, claiming that this measure will result in oppression and discrimination, but the fact is women and minorities are most protected wherever the rights of individuals are upheld.

Passing Measure 3 will ensure that our rights of conscience are protected in North Dakota law the same way they are currently protected in federal law.