To the editor:
April 5 is the first anniversary of the passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Kansas, although a majority in Douglas County voted against it. We lost that battle, but the struggle against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation continues every day in many ways. The popular film "Brokeback Mountain" vividly showed the senseless pain caused by homophobia. Polls show more acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people every year. Saturday's gay pride parade in downtown Lawrence was a large, joyous event. Someday discrimination will get voted down statewide, not just in Douglas County.