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PG gives a shallow analysis of gay marriage issue

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

I am again overwhelmed by the lack of depth of the PG editorial board. Your editorial "Same Old, Same Old" (May 26) espouses the same old marginalization of the enormous societal debate on gay rights to a one-sided issue of tolerance. Yawn! Even the same old divorce rate argument rears its tired head.

The religious have practiced the rite of marriage (between a man and a woman) as part of their conviction for millennia. Its purpose is multifaceted serving as a relational model for spouse, family, life and God. That so many heterosexual folk have taken it for granted in recent time is a shame to be sure. It is a deeply rooted religious concept that has even made its way into our young country's law. Herein lies the problem. To deny the religious what is and always has been a profound part of their faith is, now listen, intolerant. To deny gays the financial, health care and other societal benefits bestowed only on heterosexual couples is mightily unjust.

State Sen. John Eichelberger's bill may be debatable, but you frame it as refusing dignity to one group without any consideration as to how it maintains dignity for another. Semantics may be the problem here, but we all need bigger solutions to this vast and complex issue -- whether you are religious, gay or both. Maybe the PG could serve us all better by digging a little deeper.

 

DONNA W. EVANS
Upper St. Clair

 

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