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The U.S. Supreme Court’ ruling on gay marriage will cause more harm than good. The court has destroyed and robbed the foundation of traditional marriage and has single-handedly destroyed society as we know it.

As an openly gay man, I am disappointed and outraged by this ruling. The ruling will force churches of all faiths to preform same-sex marriages. Whatever happened to the separation of church and state?

I also did not see anything in this recent ruling that includes gay people who were married by civil unions. Will this new ruling include civil union partners? I say no.

Now same-sex marriage will leave the doors open for other such groups who believe they have a right to their own beliefs, such as pedophiles who believe they will have a right to go after children legally, and then you have people who like having sex with animals.

You will also have illegal immigrants pretending they love someone only to gain legal status by marrying gay partners and divorcing them and taking their money. How will divorce courts determine who is the man and woman in divorce proceedings?

Before gay marriage was introduced to the world, everyone was under the impression that gay people were deviants and perverts and no one wanted to believe otherwise. Unfortunately for some, this is proving true.

I know this from my own observations of how some gay people act in public by having sex in parks within 5 feet of women and children. Others at night and some gay people have the audacity to take it upon themselves to grab men without even knowing if they are gay or interested, and then some wonder why they get assaulted. This type of behavior will continue even more so now that the Supreme Court recognized gay marriage.

You will even see an increase in assaults against and killings of gay people from this ruling. When you force an issue down people’s throats, there is bound to be backlash and resentment. We might as well throw out the U.S. Constitution because it is no longer worth the paper it was written on.

Our Founding Fathers must be turning over in their graves after this travesty of justice.

Paul Priore

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Curly says:
Here's some things that are wrong about what you said:

1. "The ruling will force churches of all faiths to preform same-sex marriages."

You don't need to go to church to get married. If a church doesn't want to perform same-sex marriages, it won't have to. Why should gays be barred from signing a marriage contract because certain churches won't perform a marriage ceremony for them?

2. "Now same-sex marriage will leave the doors open for other such groups who believe they have a right to their own beliefs, such as pedophiles who believe they will have a right to go after children legally, and then you have people who like having sex with animals."

Cute, real cute. Pedophiles can't marry children because children can't consent to a contract. Neither can animals. Two homosexual adults, however, can consent but are wrongfully barred from doing so.

3. "You will also have illegal immigrants pretending they love someone only to gain legal status by marrying gay partners and divorcing them and taking their money."

And, for some reason, this is only a homosexual problem? Are you saying that illegal immigrants are too stupid to realize that they can do the exact same thing with heterosexual marriages?

4. "How will divorce courts determine who is the man and woman in divorce proceedings?"

Why is that distinction important?

5. "Before gay marriage was introduced to the world, everyone was under the impression that gay people were deviants and perverts and no one wanted to believe otherwise."

Don't say "everyone" when you clearly mean "everyone besides the gay people who are totally fine with being gay".

6. "I know this from my own observations of how some gay people act in public by having sex in parks within 5 feet of women and children. Others at night and some gay people have the audacity to take it upon themselves to grab men without even knowing if they are gay or interested, and then some wonder why they get assaulted. This type of behavior will continue even more so now that the Supreme Court recognized gay marriage."

You aren't gay. This is obvious. You don't need to be gay to behave innapproprately and to engage in vile conduct. That's your argument and it fails.

7. "You will even see an increase in assaults against and killings of gay people from this ruling. When you force an issue down people’s throats, there is bound to be backlash and resentment."

Sure, it's not like we have forced civil rights down people's throats before, have we? In all cases where people argue for more rights, it's best that we ignore them and continue forcing the status quo down their throats, because that tastes so much better.
July 10, 2013, 11:25 am
Alex from Whitestone says:
The DOMA decision by the Supreme Court was correct. You can deprive a whole group of people from their civil rights, be it, racial, ethnic or sexual orientation. We are a county who is supposed to treat all citizens as equal, and the court affirmed that right. Like it or not, that's who we are.

If you are married, how has your marriage changed? It hasn't. If thousands of gays got married in New York in the next month, how would that change your marriage? It wouldn't. You just don't like the idea of gays getting married and having the same rights as you, and that is prejudicial on your part.

Gays pays taxes like you do; they shop in stores and spend money like you do; they have the same relationship issues that you do, and they fight an die in wars and bleed just like you do. They deserve the same rights as all of us. We are our brothers keeper, and we should welcome them with open arms to equality under the law.

Civil rights are not a state issue, or an issues to be voted on by the states. Civil rights transcend states rights, and should be granted by federal laws. All states should recognize the marriage laws of other states. Drivers licenses are recognized, so why not marriages? The law should have went further.
July 11, 2013, 11:54 am
Nick from Bayside says:
Alex, why do you waste your time addressing the ignorant ravings of these guys....or guy. I'm certain the Curly "Comment" was written by the "Paul" of the initial letter. In today's day and age, it's hard to find two guys with the same stinted mentality, at least not in this more enlightened region within the United States. The comment was written to afford some degree of legitimization to his own antiquated hatetude. The world progresses but there will always be those few small minded left behind. That is where they belong.

I'm surprised the Times Ledger did not see through this transparent ruse. But in all fairness, it's not their job to opine on the views of the letters they receive and whether they are worthy of ink or not. It's a fine paper and we're fortunate to have it.
July 12, 2013, 1:16 am
Arlene from Bayside says:
I wanted to comment on the lettrer by Mr. Priore and the subsequent reinforcement by "Curly, however after reading them several times over, I am left speechless or rather writeless. These two letters are among the most stupid I have ever encountered. They defy comment. I think Alex and Nick pretty much nailed it.
July 19, 2013, 1:52 am

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