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This is a state issue. The founding documents are silent on marriage,a s is the civil rights act of 1964. That is because marriage is a privilege granted by the state. Accordingly, in my view, states have the right to decide how marriage shall be defined and may do so without the interference of a federal government that does not have jurisdiction on the issue. No one has a Constitutional or civil right to have a marriage recognized by a state that chooses to define the same in a manner different from the views of the citizen, such views being the minority opinion in that specific state. Citizens are free to have their marriage in a state that agrees with their views. They are not free to stomp on the rights of other citizens by forcing their minority opinions on the majority by force or legislation.

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