Society treads on the rights of homosexuals

Letter to the editor

Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007

Thank you, Doug Grimm (Thursday's My Turn) for putting all your bigotry in writing. I've often wondered if such malice really exists. You answered that question.

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Apparently, there's a perception that granting same-sex couples equal benefits might somehow invalidate the heterosexual experience. I wonder if the sole purpose of the perception is to cover up the true injustice of discrimination.

Why not give all our citizens who contribute to the prosperity and moral fiber of our society the benefits they work for and thus deserve? What's the big deal? If the only argument is, "It's not legal," then will somebody please do the paperwork to make it legal?

Those who tread upon the rights of others should be held accountable for their actions, sometimes even punished. What a dilemma, because society treads upon the rights of homosexuals with absolutely no consequence (assuming the social and economic suffering of partners, children, parents and siblings of gay people is merely inconsequential).

Wrong. At the end of any given day (or 37.5-hour workweek), the pain, isolation and checkbook damage that same-sex couples feel is just like yours and mine - only much worse.

Let's step so boldly outside the closet of hypocrisy that the door falls right off its hinges. The door was never that great anyway. It's exclusive, no matter what side you're on. If we don't do it now, we'll watch our kids knock it down on the 6 o'clock news sometime real soon.

Amy Deininger


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