10:00 AM EDT, October 2, 2012
In her letter ("A Catholic for equality" September 29), Erma Durkin seems to be a devout Catholic and loves her gay son, but her conclusions are wrong. She wants her son's partnership to be elevated to the status of the traditional marriage and change the definition of marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman; not a man and a man or a woman and a woman. Gays should be treated fairly and be able to go to the courthouse and get a civil union certificate that would give them all the legal protections they want.
The author states that a majority of Catholics in pews across the country support gay marriage. That is not true. None of my Catholic friends support gay marriage. On election day Catholics should vote to preserve the traditional marriage and vote against Question 6.
Stanley J. Glinka, Ellicott City
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