As a public school teacher, I accepted each and every one of my students no matter their race, gender, religion, social status, economic level or sexual orientation. I created a classroom in which all of my students were welcomed and valued and respected. It did not matter to me if some of my students were gay or lesbian or if they came from homes with two dads or two moms.
Good families and loving homes with parents who are committed to each other are good for kids. Period. And marriage is the most recognized and celebrated public, formal, binding and traditional way for two loving people to say, “I love you, and I want to form a family with you.”
Marie Blumhardt, Bemidji
Source: The Bemidji Pioneer
Last month, Marie Blumhardt shared her thoughts with The Bemidji Pinoeer on the marriage amendment. Take a minute to read her letter in its entirety, as her words are inspiring. It gives me great hope that people like Blumhardt are educating the leaders of our future.