The Advocate-Messenger got it wrong in Tuesday's paper just as many others have it wrong. If someone votes "No" on the so-called marriage amendment on Nov. 2, Kentucky's marriage laws will not be redefined! Kentucky already has laws on the books that prohibit a marriage between persons of the same gender. Educate yourself on this amendment.
The first half would define marriage as a man and woman. Already done in Kentucky. No need for the amendment.
The second half would restrict Kentucky from recognizing civil unions from other states. This has ramifications for unmarried heterosexual couples as well. For instance, if a man and woman enter into a civil union in another state, Kentucky does not have to recognize this union under this amendment.
Let us get it right in Kentucky. Vote "No" on the amendment.
E. Shane Talbott