july 15, 1971 Iola Register, Kasas
Ann Landers says Gay marriage not legal Dear Ann Landers: I once read in your column that homosexuals could not get married in church. I quote from a clipping which proves you are wrong. Dateline San Francisco: "In a ceremony performed in a Methodist church, two men promised Sunday to 'live together, love, honor and cherish each other.' At the close the Rev. Lloyd Wake said, 'I pray God's blessing upon you and the best of life for ..you both.', The two participants exchangee! rings and embraced in --a:• shcrye& ot red '" carnations thrown by frineds. The event in Glide Me morial Methodist church! was witnessed by 20 persons and was,called a 'Covenant ceremony' by the minister."* How about 10 lashes with a red carnation? — El Monte; California Dear El: I stated that marriage between members of the same sex is not 'legal in any of the 50 states — and this is correct. A ceremony does not necessarily constitute a legal marriage. As the minister said, it was a "covenant" — which means an agreement — but this does not mean the couple is considered married in the eyes of the law. Dear Ann Landers: I am not permitted to discipline our son. My husband says it's his job. Our little girl gets plenty of discipline from her father, however. All arguments are settled in favor of the boy — against her. The boy knows his dad is on his side so he treats us all like school for bullying younger children and mouthing off at teachers. I keep telling my husband this is the result of his training at home but he doesn't believe it. I am afraid when our son gets out into the world he will be unable to hold a job because he cannot accept criticism or any form ctf control. The bickering and fighting in our home is terrible. Our daughter/usually end? up crying, with me comforting her. The boy and his* father seem always to be [agaipsfc'us. Do you see some- Sang here that I don't see? |^What's the solution? — War On the Home Front Dear War: I see a mother and dad who' desperately need joint counseling,. The problem, is., between—you two. Your children are the battering rams. One of the basic rules for disciplining children is that parents must agreo on what po- irttleTr~they~wi?l"^ke—and-stick together. When children discover they can pit Mom against Dad, they divide and conquer. I urge you and your husband to get some joint counseling. When you- resolve your personal problems and learn how to live together in peace, you will not have so much trouble with your children. Dear Ann Landers: For 20 years I have been the constant companion of a man who is separated from his wife by mutual agreement. His children are married) and have very little to do with him. Back Street In Indian- mad, apolis Dear Back Street: Your interest in "status" after 20.years in the shadows is interesting indeed. In our society there is very little status for the mistress of a married man. The wife gets it all. I may sound like a hardbit ten old battle-axe but my advice is to stay in the shadows. That's where he wants you. If he had wanted it any .other way -he would have married you. The Iola Register 1882 — CHARLES" P. SCOTT - 1938 EMERSON.. LiYNN ,!.MC Editor and Publisher Published daily except Sunday at 302 S. Washington Ave., Iola, Kas. G6749 by The Iola Register Publishing—Go n —Inch—Second— class-postage paid at Iola, Kansas.. Telephone EN 5-2111 (Private Branch Exchange Connecting All Departments) SUBSCRIPTION RATES " Outside Allen & Adjoining Counties One Tear Six Months $11.00 One Month $ 2.50 In Allen & Adjoining Counties One Tear Six Months $ 8.00 Three Months $ 6.00 One Month $ 2.00 (By Carrier in Iola) One Month $ 1.90 3%.Sales Tax Applies to All Subscriptions in Kansas Member of the Associated Press. The Associated. Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as all AP news dispatches.