I just want to say I am extremely surprised at the audacity our
editor had to select such a cartoon for printing Monday. I
understand at times our newspaper must print both sides of every
issue, but this cartoon is degrading and stereotypical to all gay
couples. Gay marriages are causing quite a stir across the nation
as well as in our own school community.
Since the actions began last Thursday in San Francisco, there
have been non-stop editorials and responses in our paper. I have
patiently read all of them and have been welcoming and
understanding to the opposing sides of gay marriage. Although, to
those of you who feel these couples who are getting married are
“ruining the sanctity of marriage”… read the story! These couples
are getting married in the city of San Francisco Capitol building!
Last time I remember reading the Constitution there is a clear
statement about separating church and state. So I believe this
means their marriages are not recognized by any religious
organizations or deities. And if they are to be “condemned by God,”
that will come at their time, not yours.
State laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman
amounts to unconstitutional discrimination against gays and
lesbians. The first couples to be married in San Francisco were two
icons of the lesbian movement, Del Martin, 83, and Phyllis Lyon,
79, and they have been together for over 50 years. I believe if two
people who love each other and agree to spend their lives with one
another, regardless of gender, deserve to be recognized as a
married couple. Do you not agree that couples, straight or gay,
deserve privacy in their relationship? Deal with your own lives,
people. “One man all by himself is nothing. Two people who belong
together make a world.” -Hans Margolius.