March 30, 2013 at 6:31 AM
Gay marriage cases heard in Supreme Court
Marriage more sacred when not founded on discrimination
Would you buy gas at a gas station with a sign saying “No Gays Allowed!”
Well, if you had no choice, you would. But if you had the choice between two gas stations, one with the sign and one without, you’d go to the one that doesn’t discriminate. You know you would; you might not be comfortable around gays but you’re not a jerk.
So why is marriage different [“Same-sex marriage cases go to high court,” page one, March 24]?
Why would you want to be part of an institution that says, “No Gays Allowed!”
In the past, my (straight) marriage had to be based on inequality. Our great institution was tainted with that sign. But now we have the choice. Aren’t our (straight) marriages more sacred because they are no longer founded on discrimination?
–Randy Winn, Seattle
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