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July 2, 2014

Healy was right in denying licenses

I believe the citizens of Daviess County owe a debt of gratitude to Clerk Sherri Healy for her courageous and legally correct action in refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

The marriage law in Indiana states the following, “The Clerk cannot issue a marriage license if: Either applicant is under the influence of drugs or alcohol when applying; Applicants are both the same gender; Applicants are more closely related than second cousins (though there is an exception if you are first cousins and both at least sixty-five (65) years of age). Either applicant has been judged to be of unsound mind, unless the adjudication has been removed.”

This law is still the law of Indiana! Even though a federal judge may have struck down the law, the clerks of this state are not answerable to the federal judge but rather to the Attorney General of Indiana.

Until they received instructions from his office, the law had not changed. This is why Clerk Sherri Healy refused to issue any same sex licenses and this should have been the same action taken by the rest of the clerks of Indiana.

This leads me to a second point. Since when does government have any business getting involved in forcing one group’s moral values onto another group. That is what is taking placing every time the government recognizes gay marriage.

The gay lifestyle is a moral issue not a scientific issue. Though the gays say they were born gay, yet there has never been any scientific evidence that proves or supports such a claim. Whether the gay lifestyle is normal or not is totally dependent upon one’s moral conviction. For me the gay lifestyle is sin since the God of the Bible leaves no doubt about this in the words of in Rom. 1:24-26. Even same sex couples recognize the abnormality of their practice by using heterosexual names (husband and wife) to identify their role in the union.

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