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From The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Court about to grapple with gay marriage
The Washington Supreme Court will be deciding, anytime now, if gay Washingtonians really are equal to non-gay Washingtonians with regard to the age-old ritual of marriage.
I can't help but be baffled by anyone who opposes the legal recognition of a gay union. I've read the forums of gay marriage opponents. They think that homosexuality "just ain't right." Well, it's not right for everyone, that's for sure. They feel that homosexuality "is not natural." Pairing up with the one you love seems completely natural to me. Breast implants, birth control and Lycra are not natural, but that doesn't mean it should be illegal to have breast implants, an IUD or bike shorts. Well, maybe the bike shorts.
With legal recognition of same-sex unions comes the acknowledgment that gays actually exist on all levels of society, something that homophobics would rather not have to do. They might just have to have the conversation with their children as to why so-and-so has two moms or two dads. It means they are going to have to confront their aversions and fears regarding gay people, and that is going to be uncomfortable for some.
To read the full op-ed click here