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Carol Strache, Frazee, Minn., Published May 14 2013

Letter: Marriage equality snowball is nearly at destination

The snowball has rolled almost down the hill, picking up momentum as it went. Now it is almost completely at its destination.

What I am talking about is marriage equality.

Since the beginning of time, marriage has been between a man and a woman. Now it will be for everyone because of our idea of fairness and equality.

As I recall, everyone on this earth has a father and a mother. In a gay marriage of two men, neither can be a mother, only two fathers; and of two women, neither can be a father, only two mothers. To procreate we need a woman’s egg and a male’s sperm, therefore life can be created in this manner, but a woman’s body is needed to bring this life into existence.

Marriage offers benefits that others did not receive. This is the main reason that people rejected settling for civil unions. (This was the alleged discrimination – the benefits offered in marriage are notthe same as in civil unions.)

It would have been a better solution to give these benefits to all unions and in this way ensure the differentiation between marriage (one man and one woman) and civil unions (two people of the same sex.)