Civil-rights issues should be resolved on federal level Bruce Ramsey is wrong [“Supreme Court should let each state decide same-sex marriage,” Opinion, March 27]. Marriage equality is very much a civil-rights issue, and one that needs to be resolved at the federal level. And it is perfectly reasonable to compare its history with that of slavery…More
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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…More
Spousal rights would not be recognized out of state Bruce Ramsey advocates that each state should decide whether a gay couple is married or not [“Supreme Court should let each state decide same-sex marriage,” Opinion, March 27]. Thus, a legally married couple from Massachusetts visits Hartford, Conn., where one is hospitalized, and the spouse…More
Court not moving fast enough The U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned that the issue of legalizing same-sex marriages may be moving too fast [“Buyer’s remorse on gay-marriage case?” page one, March 27]. Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed that we only have the experience of a handful of years of legal gay marriages in a handful of…More