Transgender case poses questions


In response to your March 30 article “No divorce for ‘invalid’ marriage of 9 years; Transgender man gave birth to 3 kids”: Who and where are the fathers of the three children born to this woman who later became a man? Wouldn’t the wife in this invalid marriage question how these births occurred?

It seems no one cares about the children in this marriage. God created male and females for procreation. For a man or woman to mess with this is to say that God is wrong. How wrong is this thinking?




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Consumer agency does public good

Some members of Congress are fighting to disable the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and no wonder (“Senate should give Cordray a vote as consumer chief,” op-ed column, April 4). This is a government agency that works for the people.

It does not work as well for the large and powerful financial firms that complain to our lawmakers in Washington. These lawmakers, instead of looking out for the people they represent, look out for their re-election accounts and call for elimination of this effective bureau.

I was the victim of identify theft. For weeks, I called and sent letters and emails to a store where someone used my identity to make a purchase, but got no satisfaction. Then I sent one email to the CFPB, got a confirmation number, and got a call from the financial company that was handling the account in a week, solving the problem.

Another complaint was over what I considered a suspicious mortgage transaction. Again, phone calls and emails to the bank got me nowhere. One emailed complaint to the CFPB got an immediate response from the bank and a thorough explanation of the transaction in question.

The CFPB is here for us. I recommend it to anyone who is experiencing problems with banks, financial advisers, and credit collectors.


Glanzman Road


Those who gripe about alert wrong

Your March 17 article “Loud morning tone causes ‘grumbling’ among phone users” makes me wonder whether these subscribers are concerned about helping find missing children, or whether they need to be among the first to know of another family’s personal crisis.

There are other ways to solve this problem besides having the Ohio AMBER Alert Steering Committee alter its notification procedures.

These complainers have the right to unsubscribe from the notification service. Or they can turn off their cell phones when they don’t want to be disturbed.

Child abductors don’t always operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I wonder what kind of grumbling there would be if those who complained were told that an alert for their loved one would be delayed several hours because law enforcement officers can’t risk disturbing people before they’ve had their first cup of coffee in the morning.