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Don’t deprive gays of rights

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From page A10 | April 05, 2013 |

A slim majority of people in the United States approve of gay marriage. I strongly suspect a much larger majority supports civil unions that would provide all the same rights, duties and benefits of marriage. These are including but not limited to issues dealing with taxes, Social Security, health care, inheritance and immigration.

For some reason, which I find hard to fathom, they balk at using the word “marriage.”

Justice Antonin Scalia recently said that California civil unions provide the same rights as marriage. What nonsense! If the federal government, or private employers, do not recognize civil unions as equivalent to marriage, then gay people do not have any of the rights, privileges and duties of marriage.

Never mind the issue of procreation, there is no reason at all why these people should be deprived of these rights, no matter what you call it. This is simply an issue of gay couples being treated by the law in the same way as heterosexual people when it comes to taxes and all the other issues. We do not deprive heterosexual couples who are past child-bearing age of these rights, so why gay people?

Furthermore, legalization of gay marriage would provide a great boost to the economy. The entire wedding industry would thrive as vast numbers of people rush to get married. Wedding planners, venue rentals, wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dress retailers, tux and limo rentals, DJs and caterers are just a few examples of expanded economic activity. Also, manufacturers and retailers of toasters, toaster ovens and fondue sets would see a spike in sales!

And then, of course, in a year or two, divorce lawyers would get a lot of business, too.

Gabe Lewin
Davis

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