New Title For Union

To the editor:

I have been watching the recent debate about same sex marriages. It seems to me that it is not the union that people are concerned with, but the title that is given to that union. I wonder how people feel that same sex couples do not deserve the same rights and titles as heterosexual couples.

A homosexual marriage is no less loving, or committed than a heterosexual one, so why is it that the name needs to be different. Ben Cloutier, on Dec 13 on Castanet has even gone so far as to create a new word that is special only to gay and lesbian people. My thought is that this is very de-valuing, de-meaning and belittling to homosexual people. Let me make this very clear. Same sex couples/homosexuals are people too and deserve the same and equal treatment as anyone else in this country and world.

Human Rights allows for equality for all and the right for all people to marry. Nowhere in the Declaration of Human Rights does it specify hetro or homosexual, nor does it offer a special name for some and not others. People are not cars, however society has already given homosexual people special names. To start just the term homosexual is their own name, as well as: gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gender and two-spirited for individuals and same sex couples for a partnership.

Why on God's green earth do they need a new title. You as a straight person do not get assigned a new title by society, so why should someone who is not straight have to carry a new title. Give me a break.

Anita Cote

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