January 20, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

Same-sex couples favored

 

It’s amazing to me to hear the governor of our state utter the words that the state won’t discriminate. Well, in my opinion, the state practices discrimination against heterosexuals such as my roommate/partner and myself.

I have been with my roommate/partner for over 10 years. We have both chosen not to marry for personal reasons. One thing that a same-sex couple can do that we can’t, because we are not a same-sex couple: We can’t put our roommate/partner on each other’s health insurance plans. Why? Because we are opposite sexes and not over the age of 64! We shouldn’t be forced to marry!

If two adult same-sex people want to marry, I really don’t care. It’s none of my business what consenting adults do behind closed doors. They will be the ones to answer to a higher power whether it is right or wrong. It’s not up to me to judge.

My point here is same-sex couples should not have more rights than heterosexual couples. Why this hasn’t been challenged in court is beyond me. It’s discriminatory and just not right!

Kat Fiessinger

Spokane


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