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Letter to the editor: Let the people speak

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 9:07 am

Numerous organizations and even college universities are expressing their opposition to the proposed Indiana constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Their argument is that Indiana already has a law against gay marriage and no additional action is needed.

What they are really saying is that if the state Legislature changes and becomes more liberal, there is a chance to overturn this law. If the law becomes a constitutional amendment, this chance disappears.

What these groups are not telling people is that when the state Legislature passes the gay marriage amendment, it will still require a state referendum to become law. Moreover, it will be the people of Indiana who decide the fate of gay marriage, not organizations or colleges.

Isn't this what being a democracy is really all about?

Arnold Linnemeier