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Letters | Marriage and Society

Marriage equality should not be put to popular vote

Jeff Jacoby yet again shares his anti-equality stance, by recognizing the recent successes of gay marriage through votes in Maine, Maryland, and Washington, and, at the same time, by dismissing the long-held concern of marriage-equality activists that civil rights should not be put to a popular vote (“Gay marriage should be at the ballot box,” Op-ed, Nov. 14).

While these recent advancements in gay marriage are encouraging, they do not address the thousands of committed gay and lesbian families nationwide who live without the benefits and protections of legalized marriage, as a result of successful initiatives at the polls to bar their rights.

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