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Shortly after a couple dozen same-gender couples symbolically married each other during PrideFest nearly two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives approved its controversial Marriage Resolution. Is this the most important issue we need to be talking about now?

David Lindeman

Attorney

West Side

Who's really pushing the legal and legislative battle around marriage -- gays or conservatives? Conservatives.

Should we care enough about this issue for it to be an election-year issue? If it's important to enough people it should be part of the election talk.

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What does marriage signify to you? Two people who want to be together under the eyes of the law.

What do you think about gays and lesbians marrying in Colorado Springs? It doesn't bother me in the least.

Curtis Summersun

Voter registration worker

Hancock

Who's pushing the legal issue around marriage -- the gays or the conservatives? It's a little of both.

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Do you think that this issue warrants the buzz of an election-year issue? I don't think so.

What does marriage signify to you? The union between two people. If two people love each other enough and they get married, it just shows how deep their love is.

What do you think about gays and lesbians marrying in Colorado Springs? It doesn't bother me.

Karen Ferguson

Secretary

Village Seven

Who's really pushing the legal battle around marriage -- gays or conservatives? Gays.

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Do you think that this issue merits the special buzz of being an election-year issue? No. I think we have more important things than deciding whether or not gays should be getting married.

What does marriage signify to you? A man and a woman -- having children, raising a family. One man, one woman.

What do you think about the gays and lesbians getting married in Colorado Springs? I'm very against it.

Vicki Dimond

Nonprofit executive director

Southwest

Who's really pushing the legal battle around marriage -- gays or conservatives? I think it's very honestly an equal push.

Do you think that this issue merits a special buzz in an election year? No. I think there are a lot more important issues at hand within our community and with our nation right now than the same-sex marriage issue.

What does marriage signify to you? Marriage signifies a loving commitment to one another. A trust and respect in one another. A long-term commitment.

What do you think about the gays and lesbians getting married in Colorado Springs? I remember gays getting married in a church here in the late 1970s, so I don't think that this is really a new issue.

-- Michael Beckel

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