It is refreshing to see that as a society we are moving beyond our obsession with social issues. And it’s even more refreshing moving in the direction of acceptance and respect for the fact that people do not fit in one limited category, and that they are as diverse as the natural environment that surrounds…More
Topic: gay marriage
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I just read The Seattle Times article “Church doctrine, gay marriage colliding in Catholic workplaces” [Local News, Jan. 14]. I was a principal in the Catholic schools in Western Washington for 12 years and superintendent of the Catholic schools from 1989 to 1994. Therefore, I know the workings of the system. Even though…More
It appears that the cultural leaders promoting the propaganda myth about the majority of Americans endorsing gay marriage have been dealt a setback from the “Duck Dynasty” controversy [“Reality has it risks,” Opinion, Dec. 26].
Proponents of the myth have used it to foster a sense of cultural superiority to oppress anyone who dares to take a different view. I’ve repeatedly exposed the myth as both false and intentionally manipulative.
Supreme Court must defend equality In his dissenting opinion in United States v. Windsor, Justice Antonin Scalia laments that, in invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Supreme Court has pawned the gift of democracy that the Founding Fathers left us. [“Victories for gay marriage, but still not law of land,” page one, June…More
Justice is being done Martin Luther King Jr. preached, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” [“Victories for gay marriage, but still not law of land,” page one, June 27.] I celebrate this decision. There is more work to be done, but the wave of justice and history is one…More
Discrimination is unlawful Florists and bakers seek a religious exemption from the law, allowing them to discriminate based on their feelings about whether gay marriage is acceptable according to their personal religious beliefs [“Hood River, Ore., bakery won’t make cake for lesbians,” seattletimes.com, May 15]. Let’s put this in perspective. White supremacists, past and present, have…More
Leave behind those who are unsupportive and move on I live in Victoria now but I lived for years in Seattle. I legally married my same-sex sweetheart of 34 years 10 years ago in Vancouver, B. C. I have this thought about florists, churches, businesses, etc., that say they support the person but not the lifestyle: Thank…More
Legislation goes against majority opinion Senate Bill 5927 is a blatant attempt by Republicans to circumvent the will of a majority of Washington state voters and pander to their right-wing base in an attempt to garner more extremist voters for the upcoming midterm elections [“Awful bill re-legalizes anti-gay bias,” NWSunday, April 28]. Having said that, Republicans have…More