Letter: Eradicate Odious Laws
Arizona Daily Star, February 15, 1998
P. O. Box 26887, Tucscon, AZ 85726
Re: the Feb. 5 article titled "Oro Valley lawmaker wants to pull 'dumb'
I am happy to see that somebody in our state Legislature has common sense.
Rep. Winifred "Freddie'' Hershberger's bill to eliminate the adultery,
cohabitation and sodomy statutes, if successful, will do more than get rid of "dumb''
laws. Rarely enforced laws like these are useful for those who wish to impose their own
moral standards on others.
Next she should pursue the obvious solution: Grant same-sex couples the right to marry.
The light of day, not the closet, is the answer here.
-- David A. Neal Jr.