On Prop 8

RECEIVED Fri., March 29, 2013

Dear Editor,
    Paraphrase of two positions garnered from NPR News on March 26: The opposition counsel argued that should the U.S. Supreme Court side with the California Court ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional in prohibiting gay marriage, this will be the first time what is in the best interest of children is dismissed in favor of what selfish adults want. This argument is transparently deceptive, in that it is only about perpetrating discrimination and has nothing to contribute to child welfare. For example: The people who oppose gay marriage are only too happy to continue the tradition of non-intercession in the bullying of gay youth, which results in an outrageously high percentage of these teenagers committing suicide. The counsel arguing in favor of striking down Prop 8 correctly stated that it stigmatizes, creates a sub-class of citizens, and delivers the message – gay is not all right – in regard to what the opposition characterizes as this highest, most important of human alliances (marriage). Regardless what equal rights are guaranteed to all citizens of the United States of America by their Constitution, it appears likely that the outcome of this moral crisis hinges on political expediencies.
Kenney C. Kennedy
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