Heber Taylor’s editorial (“There goes the ban, and good riddance,” Daily News, Feb. 27) states, “The Daily News has long opposed Texas’ ban on same-sex marriages” and “government should stay out of the private lives of private people,” unless there is “a rational relation to a legitimate government purpose.”
Is there a legitimate government purpose in marriage? A license is required, and the marriage must be certified. Do you think this should be revoked?
Webster clearly defines “marriage” as “the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family.” This “founding” is the sexual conception and birth of children. It is totally impossible for homosexuals.
Taylor argues the government should give homosexuals rights that other people have. As individuals and citizens, they have those rights. Does The Daily News recognize that other people’s rights can be restricted? Such people as firebugs, drunkards, rapists, child molesters, those who devote themselves to stealing, extortion, as well as homosexual marriage?
Does he support the banning of these? We should remember that there is a much higher court that has forbidden these activities and such like.