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MARRIAGE: Stop making ‘choices’ argument

Letter by Gary Cassill, Lake Tapps on Feb. 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm with No Comments »
February 19, 2014 1:34 pm

Re: “Don’t equate marriage, unions” (letter, 2-19).

The writer makes the same argument about lifestyle “choices” that others have made before. My question to people who denounce others in this way is, “Exactly when did you make the choice to be heterosexual?”

Does everyone fill out a pros and cons chart at puberty to choose if they will approach men or women as partners for the rest of their life? Nobody that I have asked has done this. I did not do this. I have always liked women and even had a girlfriend in kindergarten.

The gay people I have asked have told me they always knew they were different. Many of them have tried to act heterosexual to fit in, many even getting married and having kids. That is a lot of societal pressure!

Could you live and love the other way to fit into other people’s opinions? If the answer is no, then lighten up on the pressure for others to change to fit the way you were born. Show a little compassion and understanding.

Furthermore, those who insist on bringing their religion into their argument should try to remember the “Judge not” and “Love others” tenets. That will serve them well.

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