February 7, 2012
I have had more than enough of the ridiculous opinions as to why gays and lesbians should not be allowed to marry in Maryland, but Thomas M. Crawford's nonsensical letter ("Marriage requires couples to meet the requirements," Letters, Feb. 2) takes the cake. It is beyond belief How Mr. Crawford seems to think that the laws are fine since "any homosexual man can apply for a license to marry a woman, and any lesbian can apply for a license to marry a man. " Obviously no gay man would marry a woman, and no lesbian would marry a man, and the only reason gays and lesbians can't marry people of their own sex is that the law in the "Free State" won't allow it. Laws are often old, antiquated and discriminatory and need to be changed.
December 2, 2010
By now, I think we all know the repeal of don't ask, don't tell is long overdue. It is shameful that the United States ever enacted this law and that it has taken so long to repeal it will go down in history as one of our darker moments as a nation. Even without the numerous reports by experts, 25 foreign militaries, U.S. military and civilian leaders, and the American public, which all agree that open service by gays and lesbians is compatible with an effective military, the fact is that anyone brave enough to defend our nation deserves to do so openly and to have the support of our government and its citizens.
February 11, 2013
The Sun's editors are the only people I know who can speak of homosexuality and morality in the same breath ("Scout's honor," Feb. 6) when, in fact, they are totally opposite. The scriptures make it plain that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord. Men performing indecent acts with other men is shameful. Women performing indecent acts with women is shameful. The only sexual relationship that God ordains is the relationship between a man and a woman within the confines of marriage.
April 7, 2010
The actions of the Itawamba County School District in Jackson, Mississippi, as they pertain to Constance McMillen, the lesbian high school senior, are a disgrace to everything for which this country stands. After having been sued because it would rather cancel the prom than have a lesbian appear in a tuxedo, the school district promised the court that there would be a private prom held at which there would be school officials as chaperones. But in a despicable act, the prom that Ms. McMillen was told to attend was one that basically amounted to a "separate but equal" prom held for the undesirables, while the majority of students attended another prom.
February 2, 1993
Chicago. -- Judge Terry Hatter of the U.S. District Court in central California has ruled that discrimination against gays in the military is unconstitutional. He said the discrimination is ''based on cultural myths and false stereotypes.''What is the stereotypical gay? I suppose it is the limp-wristed interior decorator. If that myth contained the whole reality of homosexual life, the military would justifiably want to keep gays out of its service, where strength and aggressiveness are encouraged and rewarded.
August 24, 2011
The fairest thing the federal government could do would be to pass a law allowing gay and lesbian couples to form unions that give them the same rights and responsibilities as heterosexual married couples. This would give them equal rights in every state. The term "marriage" need not be used at all, so there would be a separation of church and state. What would be involved would simply be a certification that the two partners plan to live together as a couple. Some good legal minds would be necessary to ascertain the division of money, property, etc., in case of divorce.