Simply about rights

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A big thanks to Reg Henry for his column on the (non) “threat” gay marriage poses to U.S. culture and society (“Gay Marriage Looks Like the Latest Phony Threat,” June 4). The piece did not resonate with me because of my politics or religion or “socially progressive” views — whatever that means in this day and age. I’m a mom, plain and simple, and I’d much rather have my three boys (ages 14, 12 and 10) see a same-sex couple kissing after getting married on the front page of a newspaper than watch a single episode or read a single cover article on “The Kardashians.”

Allowing same-sex couples was never about preserving the sanctity of marriage to me (take a look around you: What “news” sells? What’s popular on TV?). This issue was a simple case of being afforded the same rights (legal, financial, custodial and other) married people have who are “man” and “wife” — again, whatever that means in this day and age.


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