2:00 PM EDT, August 9, 2012
I went to the Perry Hall Chick-fil-A recently and was amazed by the huge turnout ("Crowds flock to Chick-fil-A to back owner on marriage," Aug. 2). While polls may indicate that citizens are equally divided over same-sex marriage, they may not be as accurate as publicized.
Marriage between a man and a woman has been part of our culture for thousands of years. The gay and lesbian community could remove this issue from the political arena by agreeing to accept terms such as civil unions or partnerships that granted them essentially equal status with married couples.
The next step would be to enact a federal law that provided marriage equality for gays and lesbians. One law could be passed so all 50 states treated all citizens equally. This could be the common sense approach we are looking for.
Bill Huppert, Pery Hall
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