Timing is everything. That's as true for politics and public policy as for everything else.
Region views on civil unions
Allison Miller, Griffith | "Yes, absolutely. Everyone deserves the right to be happy."
Charles Wiggins, Chicago | "Yeah, why not? I'm not against it. I don't really have too much to say about it. As long as they don't hurt anyone. I'm a Christian, but I'm not perfect either."
Region views on civil unions
Paul Mitchell, Merrillville | "Yes, I don't see why not. Everyone should love anyone they want."
Geneva Gronda, Portage | "It doesn't matter to me. I'm not judgemental. I think everybody should have the right to marry."
Bernadette Shearer, Hobart | "Yes, everyone has the right to do what they want. It's no one's business, not government or church."
Trinia Bynum, Merrillville | "I'm neutral. I'm not for it or against it. People should do what they want to do as long as they're not hurting anybody else."
A potpourri can be either a medley of miscellaneous items or a mixture of flower petals and so forth used to make things smell better. Considering the topics for this column, maybe it's both.
Next week, state lawmakers will gather in Indianapolis to consider a piece of legislation that would destroy Hoosier families and send the message that our state is an unwelcoming place to live, study and work.
Region views on same-sex marriage.
Carl Nowlin, Valparaiso | "It doesn't need to because state law already stipulates that a marriage is between a man and a woman."
Region views on same-sex marriages.
Tom Sideris, Schererville | "No. I just think that it's a free country, and if it doesn't hurt me then they can do what they want."
Harold Williams, Gary | "No. Just because it's a tradition, some people don't like the idea of same sex marriage, but you have a right to be happy."
Jennifer Zury, New Chicago | "I think people can choose whomever they want to love. There shouldn't be any rules against it."
Claudia Matusik, Highland | "I say no. Every person has the right to get married. There are more important issues they should be dealing with. Gas prices just jumped by 30 cents overnight."
Miya Holden, Gary | "Speaking politically, we have a separation of church and state. I'm a Christian, but I don't agree with not allowing same sex marriage. It wouldn't affect my personal life if it didn't happen."
Republicans are conservative, right? So why are they taking such big political risks in Congress and the Indiana Statehouse?
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