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MARRIAGE: Extend tolerance to florist

Letter by Mary M. Johnson, Tacoma on April 15, 2013 at 10:47 am with No Comments »
April 15, 2013 11:46 am

Re: “Sides rally support after florist refuses gay couple” (TNT, 4-12).

Instead of looking at it from the perspective of either favoring or opposing gay marriage, let’s for once bring some rationality and reasonableness into the issue.

Premise No. 1: These men over the years have experienced discrimination and intolerance (though not previously from this florist).

Premise No. 2: Intolerance has been hurtful and unpleasant to them.

Therefore, they will now extend to the florist the same tolerance that they seek for themselves.
End of story: They have the wedding of their dreams decorated by one of the many other Richland florists who will appreciate their business, and the state attorney general’s office has one less item on its crowded schedule.

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