To the Editor:
Your editorial in support of striking down “all bans on same-sex marriage” is right on target (“New Victories for Marriage Equality,” Dec. 27).
I would go even a step further and unequivocally state that marriage between two people, irrespective of gender, is a human right.
I often wonder why those who oppose marriage between people of the same gender (Justice Antonin Scalia included) can’t simply understand that it is the same basic human characteristics that drive people to get married: physical attraction, compatibility, passion, love, friendship and so on.
So why would people or states want to deny anyone the full expression of these aspects of being human that culminate in marriage?
Perhaps for a moment they should put aside their prejudices and try to put themselves in the shoes of someone who has been actively denied this basic human right and honestly tell us how it feels.
Just like any other human being, homosexuals should be able to marry anyone they want, any time, any place!
Old Westbury, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2013
Note from KBJ: Why two people? Why two people?