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Who cares whether Jason Collins is gay?

What does it say about our society when the sports and national news headlines as well as social media are all saturated with reports of a professional athlete's sexual orientation ("NBA player Jason Collins coming out is a defining moment in sports," April 29)? Who really cares?

What kind of people care about someone's choice of partners? I don't understand why anyone chooses to tell the world that they prefer one sex over the other. That is a personal choice and only people with too much time on their hands or an unnatural desire to know about everyone else's private business will feel the need to know this information. Please tell me, what does this have to do with his ability to play basketball?

Next thing you know we will be handing out medals to anyone who may be in the public eye, and steps up to the microphone to announce their choice of sexual partners or preference of sexual activities.

I wonder if I can make the headlines by announcing that I prefer ladies. Personally I think marriage should be between a man and a woman. But everyone has a right to make their own choice, and ultimately it is no one else's business what each of us choose.

Patrick M. Lynch, Glen Burnie

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