I was disheartened to hear that this very controversial issue (legalizing gay marriage) has passed the House of Delegates.
An issue like this that is to the core of many people's values and beliefs should be left up to the people to decide, as was the case with gambling in our state. I was opposed to gambling but the people voted.
I believe in the sanctity of marriage and the traditional values we have stood by for centuries that marriage is between a man and a woman. I understand that everyone has a right to live the way they want but a marriage union goes much further beyond just what is someone's :right.".
There are ways that the gay population can receive the "rights" they are claiming to want without stomping on the values and traditions that many others live by. Kudos to Gail Bates, Warren Miller, and Steven DeBoy, they will definitely get my vote!