Judges protecting basic human rights of gays

May 25, 2004

Dear Editor:

I am writing a rebuttal to a previously written published opinion that was written by Mr. Best.

First, to associate 9-11 and gay marriage is a pathetic attempt to polarize people. You lost a lot of credibility on that one alone.

Second, have you actually read the Bill of Rights? If you did, maybe you would see that those so-called "activist" judges are doing what they are supposed to be doing - protecting the basic human rights of people. Those judges are not there to force the majority's beliefs on a nation. And from what I hear, this is supposed to be a democratic society (freedom of choice), not a theocracy (dogmatic control). That 30 percent who support gay marriage are not just going to go away. Isn't it funny that gay people can't reproduce but they have always existed throughout history? I am sorry that you feel that those people should have never been born.


Third, how can you possibly debate something you have no knowledge of? Are you gay? Are you losing some of your basic human rights? Are you so unsure of how your children were raised that they may become gay? If so, I say you need to look within yourself. Do not look at society and blame them for your self-perceived loss and sadness. If you're so secure in your relationship and marriage, why are you so opposed to gay people getting married? Is it because you "just don't believe in it" or is it for religious conviction? For either one of those reasons, what makes you think it is your place to judge other people and their relationship? If you're doing this for God, then please say a prayer for me: Ask him for you to be less judgmental and to accept the things you cannot change. And, please, don't worry about my soul. I have love in my heart. I know I am fine. Worry about your own.

Mr. Best and like-minded people, I encourage you to find another country to live in where your ideas will be law. I am sure you wish I would find another country to live how I want to live. The reality is that we all have family ties and local responsibilities on American soil. Therefore, I suggest that we become tolerant of other human beings. I can live with this - can you?

Finally, like Mr. Best, I encourage you to contact your representative in Congress to oppose a Federal Marriage Amendment. We do not need to write discrimination based on religious values into the Constitution. I know that this issue is not important enough to merit a lot of commotion with the current state of affairs. However, inaction can lead to the loss of basic rights. We have all lost enough basic human rights already. Where does it stop?

Scott Gibson


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