Same-Sex Couples Create Families, Who In Turn Strengthen Society

Published 4:47 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Editor, The Herald:

The Rev. Fillmer Hevener (“Same-Sex Marriage Moving Society Toward Further Chaos,” Wednesday, June 3) quotes a bunch of right-wing loonies to support his contention that same-sex marriage is leading society toward chaos. Quite the opposite is true.

I think the reverend would agree that families help hold society together. Same-sex couples are more secure, family-wise, than when they do not have the same rights as other married folks. Children of same-sex couples, however they are conceived, are better off than children of single parents. Older same-sex couples who are beyond the childbearing/rearing stage have as much right as heterosexuals to the civil benefits of marriage and are more secure when they have them.

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None of this leads to chaos. What leads to chaos is when bigoted people start howling at the moon and others follow suit.

Stephen Goldberger