To the editor:
I wish to commend the voters in more than 20 states who have had the moral courage and common sense to pass changes to their state constitutions prohibiting same-sex marriage. They recognized that the prohibition is not discriminatory or unconstitutional, but want to protect the institution of marriage from unelected activist judges.
Jim Krieger, in the Nov. 25 Journal-World, states that, "The majority of Americans consider gays and lesbians as people undeserving of the same rights as the rest of us and think they should not be allowed to marry, simply because of who they are." He conveys his argument in terms of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
This is a very disingenuous argument that is attempting to compare real discrimination of racial minorities to the false discrimination claimed by the homosexual movement. Homosexuals, as a class, are among the wealthiest and best educated class of people in the United States. I have had many conversations with minorities about the many different faces of discrimination they have suffered, and they agree that homosexuals don't deserve protected class status the same as race, gender, etc. They think the homosexual movement doesn't have a clue what real discrimination is all about.
The objective of the homosexual movement is to destroy traditional marriage between a man and a woman, not equal rights. Here is a plank, which speaks for itself, from the 1972 Gay Rights Platform, which demands: "Repeal of all legislative provisions that restrict the sex or number of persons entering into a marriage unit."