I do not believe in gay marriage. I do not believe in gay rights. I believe in human rights. I believe that in this country, this republic, that all citizens have the right to do with their lives as they see fit. Period. There is no argument for that.
The Bible thumpers out there would have you believe that God says that marriage is one man, one woman, and that is fine. That is their belief, and as such I must respect that. What I cannot respect, however, is when those people try to push their beliefs upon others.
The Constitution gives all citizens the right to choose their religion and their own beliefs, without fear of persecution. It does not have limitations as to race, creed, political background or sexual orientation.
If you do not agree with it, fine, but you cannot push your beliefs onto others. To say that gay marriage is morally wrong is your belief, and I respect that, but trying to ban two people who love each other and choose to get married even though they are the same sex, is not only wrong, it also is unconstitutional.
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RYAN GRIBBLE, Kennewick