“Howdy Partner! We had a gay time last night. Mommy. Daddy. Marriage” — words that are now ambiguous.
Marriage of a man and woman used to conform to nature’s law and plan, not exclusively to personal gratification as it is now judged to be a right by the Supreme Court. Quite a flip-flop from President Clinton’s Domestic Marriage Act.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (2014) homosexuals comprise 1.6 percent of the adult population (bisexuals 0.7 percent). Of these, Wikipedia reports the adult population in San Francisco at 15.4 percent, Seattle 12.9 percent, Atlanta 12.8 percent, Minneapolis 12.5 percent, Orlando 7.7 percent, New York 6 percent and less for other cities.
Thus, there are 97.7 percent straights (another ambiguous word) that may not have the “incredible joy” professed by Mr. Husa (TCH July 3). Additionally, there are much, much more than a score of Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, Muslim, Jewish faiths that have not been looking forward to performing same-sex “marriages” than churches looking forward to performing such weddings as Mr. Husa suggested.
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Couldn’t the LGBT community have been satisfied with civil unions with the “equal” civil, state and federal rights of traditional marriages without adulterating the word marriage? Is there another agenda?