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Letter: Gays the least of our worries

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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:03 pm

In response to ‘Family Values’ in Aug. 10 issue, allowing gay couples who work for the state to receive medical benefits: What is wrong with Americans? What are we afraid of? That gay will “rub off” and my kid will choose gay? That gays are the cause of our government challenges? No! No! No!

The article stated “... producing children into stable unions that will raise those children in the circumstances that have proven optimal.” Now I am a mother of three and heterosexual. A “stable union” to me is two adults who work together, uplift, adore each other, have a loving intimate relationship. Just because I’m married does not guarantee this “stable union.” Look at all the divorces “proven optimal” by whom? Is there love and kindness in the home? Is there physical sustenance to help the child be healthy? I think that should be the “optimal environment.”

At least the gays have a job, and are paying taxes and buying homes, and food and clothing. They contribute to society. My gay friends are amazing people; they are fun, happy, productive citizens of the US.

Let’s leave the gay issues alone. Gay is not a disease. Let’s focus on what will build America: cooperation, respect, being self-sufficient.

Ilene Whipple


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