Marion Gunderson: Legal v. good

June 27, 2013 

Legal v. good

One of the celebrants of the Supreme Court’s recent decision on same-sex marriage commented that this ruling would be “good” for the children of gay and lesbian couples because now these children will know that their parents are “as good as other parents.”

I beg to differ. Saying that something is legal and therefore “good” defies logic. “Good” is a moral term and does not equate with legality. Many things that are legal are not good, such as gluttony, kids sassing their parents, adultery, alcoholics taking “just one drink” and greed, to name a few.

Our children need to know that legal does not always mean good.

Marion Gunderson

Wake Forest

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