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Kevin Thorson, Elizabethtown, Ky., Published July 25 2012

Legal standard should prevail

I support the ban on gay marriage announcements in The Forum. I believe you should use the state’s legal marriage standard to guide what announcements are published.

It could be difficult if one state has one standard (e.g., Minnesota) and approves gay marriage and another (e.g., North Dakota) does not. Otherwise, The Forum will be open to criticism about other arrangements – e.g., Bob and Carol have chosen to cohabitate, but not get married.