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Gays should have right to marry

Do you have a friend, co-worker, relative, or neighbor who is gay? Are they not equal citizens and human beings? How can we deny them the same rights that we heterosexuals enjoy?

If your religion prevents you from accepting our gay brothers and sisters into your congregation or accepting them as equals, then so be it. Remember this law — Question 6 on the ballot — is about civil marriage and does nothing, absolutely nothing to change your church or its religious rites. Read the law if you doubt this fact.

If you believe in "traditional" marriage, then I ask you to consider that marriage has evolved over the centuries. For example, at times in our past, women were considered to be property and silent servants to their husbands. But we have evolved over time to recognize equality in human rights.

Now it's time to recognize the equality of our gay brothers and sisters. Please join me in voting for Question 6.

Paul Iwancio, Parkville

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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