The July 2 letter "Marriage ruling goes against tradition" said, "The court has changed the face of marriage, which for thousands of years has been a respectful, educational and sacramental union between a man and a woman."
Well, it was also traditional to keep slaves, suppress women, teach oppression and other terrible atrocities for thousands of years -- but we must learn from those horrible mistakes of civilizations past for the greater good and a more peaceful society.
As far as being sacramental, well it depends on whose religion you are speaking of. Surely in a free society such as America, everyone is entitled to his or her own religious beliefs, and in that, not everyone believes in or shares the same sacramental values.
Carolyn Mann, Massapequa