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Letter: 'Yes' for marriage issue

Why would anyone want to change the definition of marriage? Marriage is more than love and commitment -- it is about ensuring the well-being of our children and our society.

How marriage is defined will not only affect how children view the importance of mothers and fathers in the future, but also affect our community's religious freedoms right now. As a whole in society, children do best being raised by a mother and a father. Does one ever think to say to a child, "Hey, it doesn't matter that you don't have a mother -- you don't need her anyway," or "a dad -- you don't need him anyway." That is what we would be saying if we supported redefining marriage

The time is now to stand up for marriage. Please vote yes for the marriage amendment. If you don't vote on this amendment, it will count as a no vote.

Phil and Judy Hoffer