May 5, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

What is the secular reason?


I am not a Christian! In this country I am allowed to choose and follow any religion that suits my fancy without fear of governmental interference. Why then am I not allowed to marry my boyfriend of seven years? My religious beliefs support love in all aspects; homosexuality is a nonissue. One may argue that I am already free to love anyone that I choose, which is true, yet our laws prevent me from being treated equally solely because I am a non-Christian homosexual.

There is only one real support for denying marriage equality: religious belief. Our First Amendment rights invalidate religious belief as a legal tool. So why then am I still treated differently than a Christian man who chooses to marry a woman? I am essentially being forced to adhere to a religion that I do not follow.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. …”

Give me one valid nonreligious reason why marriage should not be equal for all people, and I swear I will never advocate marriage equality again.

Erick Peck


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