Gay marriage will not change the thinking of opponents. We will still believe that true marriage is between a man and a woman, and we will teach this to our children.

We also will teach them to exercise common sense on controversial issues and to never relinquish their moral values or be duped by any marketing ploys for any reasons.

We will teach them to stand up for what they believe is right and to never fear expressing their opinion or be intimidated, regardless if others label them as mean, prejudiced, discriminatory or a hatemonger.

We will teach them that this is America, and our military and our laws protect the rights of all people, not just those of special interest groups. And that labeling and/or name calling is a form of bullying that must be prevented in our schools.

We will teach them that life’s not always fair, and there are inequities in most things, including politics, religion, social status, jobs, benefits, income, education, taxes and even in heterosexual marriages.

These are some of the realities of life that we must make the best of because there is no utopia.

So, if gay marriage passes, nothing will change for us opponents, and the only thing that I see being truly equal will be the marriage license.

Terrence C. Casey


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