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Gay marriage should not be legal 

Arroyo Grande

Same-sex marriage may not be a pressing issue for the majority of citizens, although it is vitally important to those who are intimately concerned with the issue. Most embrace the freedoms granted to all Americans by the Bill of Rights.  All individuals have the right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness even when that pursuit includes private, legal activities about which we may personally disagree (Lawrence v. Texas).
Nevertheless, the institution of marriage is an ancient tradition to be respected. The wishes of the majority to preserve a tradition that extends back millennia should likewise be respected: that marriage is between a woman and a man. California and most states have legal statutes that extend domestic legal protections to committed same-sex couples. Taking the legal step to force a cultural change in support of same-sex marriage would be a significant error.

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Do you think the SLO County Board of Supervisors should have gone against their policy that states funding for independent special districts should not result in a net fiscal loss to the county?

  • A. Yes, the housing and job opportunity the Dana Reserve is bringing is important
  • B. No, it's giving special privileges to the Nipomo Community Services District
  • C. I trust them, they know what's best for the county
  • D. What's going on?

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