Same-sex marriage is about earning society's "OK"


Published: Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 7, 2005 at 10:52 p.m.
In his Jan. 2 column, Thomas Sowell writes his opinions regarding same-sex marriage. Alan Miller writes on Jan. 5 to disagree, which, of course, is fine.
However, he does so with all of the errors, misuse of facts, and prejudices of which he accuses Sowell.
There is no constitutional right to marriage - the word marriage does not even appear in either the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Homosexual marriage is entirely about gaining widespread social approval of an alternative lifestyle, and stating so is not bigotry, as Miller claims.
If this is not the case, then Miller is welcome to refute it with credible evidence, not name-calling.
Finally, linking Sowell's heritage and the past treatment of African-Americans to the self-perceived plight of homosexuals is appalling.
Allen Meadows, Gainesville

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