Letter: Gays should have same basic rights
To the Editor: It’s a path we have traveled before. From Seneca Falls to Birmingham, we as a nation have seen this scenario play out. But still, we run into the same problems facing earlier generations: the hatred, the stubbornness, the fear of change.
Because of this, a group of citizens in the U.S. are still denied civil rights: a group known as LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender). As a nation, it is time to once again protect the rights of our citizens and proclaim "all men are created equal" regardless of sexual orientation.
For too long, people who like the same sex have been denied the basic rights available to everyone else in society. They have had to hide in fear of who they are because society deemed it unacceptable. This summer, there will be an opportunity to right the wrongs inflicted upon this community. The constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 may be reviewed by the Supreme Court, providing the golden opportunity to lay to rest the debates over gay rights.
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