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San Francisco in the Right

By [email protected]

I feel that I must respond to David Palmer’s letter concerning the mayor of San Francisco allowing same-sex marriages. When the Constitution of the United States was written, it was set up so as to give the citizens the final say. Therefore, San Francisco is well within it’s legal rights to allow same sex marriages, if the people of San Francisco were to vote in municipal elections and approve such a practice. As it stands now, it is kind of a legal gray area, because San Francisco’s mayor is interpreting the state Constitution his own way. I would propose that we allow municipal elections to decide if we would like to follow the laws passed by the federal government, which is, in theory at least, purposely weaker than the states. This is not necessarily an issue because of same-sex marriages, it is more an issue of states’ rights, much like California’s medical marijuana laws that have been ignored by the federal government, even though, constitutionally, California has a right to make those laws.Brian [email protected]

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