What is the true threat?

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2003

After reading Ione Ackerman's letter "Yes, gay marriage is a threat" on Dec. 7, 2003, I am still left wondering what exactly it is that is being threatened.

Is marriage being threatened? Yes. Marriage is based on love and when that right is taken away from someone because of something as insignificant as their sexual orientation then marriage is being hugely threatened. What happens when someone declares that through reading the Bible, they have discovered that interracial marriages are immoral? As stated in Ione's letter: "If you give people an inch they will undoubtedly take a mile." This statement can easily go both ways.

Above all, hate and discrimination are by far more immoral than any form of love, be it between a man and a woman, or a man and a man. America is based around freedom and equality, and when you take these rights away it is then that our society begins to fall apart.

Renai Mielke

UAS student

Juneau



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