To those who use God as an excuse for their bigotry: You are entitled to live your life as you see fit, according to your views. I choose not to remain silent on your desire to have the populace conform to your beliefs, religious or otherwise.
My reading of the Bible tells me that God's love and compassion are infinite, that each one of us is God's perfect masterpiece. No one is attempting to change your definition of marriage or to attack it. Marriage needs only to be "defended" from lack of love, which is a matter between spouses. Not a single one of my many gay friends has diminished my marriage with their own.
I long for the day when we, as a country, will join the rest of the civilized world and afford equal marriage rights to everyone.
LAIMA PAULIUKONIS BENDEL
Upper St. Clair