Your Feb. 14 editorial “ Total waste” decried our legislative leaders for continuing to fight to defend marriage in North Carolina, and in doing so you characterize their efforts as “narrow-minded.”
Apparently, you have forgotten that less than three years ago, 61 percent of North Carolina voters approved adding the definition of marriage, “the union of one man and one woman,” to our state constitution. It seems The N&O also considers the deeply held opinions of the majority of voters in our state as narrow-minded and apparently not worthy of representation in the courts of our land.
Furthermore, you stated, “The only sensible thing to do is wait for the Supreme Court ruling that will settle the issue for all states, including North Carolina.” You certainly did not maintain this position when the Fourth Circuit handed down a ruling in a case from another state that forced the legal recognition of same-sex unions upon North Carolina.
You did not urge the federal judges presiding over lawsuits in federal district courts in our state to halt further action in order to “save taxpayer money” until the issue is ultimately resolved by the Supreme Court.
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Instead, you have attempted to belittle our state legislature, impugn the will of the voters of North Carolina, ignore our state constitution and object to the notion of full and complete representation before our nation’s judiciary.
It is tragic that you do not write about the truth that children are created through the union of their father and mother and that all of history has shown the best environment for raising children is with their married father and mother.
John L. Rustin, President, North Carolina Family Policy Council, Raleigh
The length limit was waived to permit a fuller response to the editorial.