Dedicated couples can marry in the USA! I have tried to compose this letter before and still have difficulty with wording.
Being a good neighbor, good citizen, asset to the community and a loving family member are high on my list. Follow your beliefs, allow me mine. Clothe yourself comfortably and in good taste and in so doing, respect my tastes.
If I choose to or not to indulge, respect my choices. At your table in your home if you choose to say or pray, I will, with respect, bow my head.
I regret the lack of respect given people in their choices but more so, I would never, ever, shun, ignore, criticize, nor shame any person for their choices. My criticism of gay pride is the seeming necessity to make it a big deal!
I never joined a parade telling the world my beliefs nor choices. Never wore a T-shirt declaring myself heterosexual, or not. These are personal, private choices. I have never argued for or against any person’s religious beliefs, even though that courtesy has not been returned.
A good exchange of ideas and ideals is healthy — judging them is not!