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NBC12 VIEWPOINT: Same Sex Marriage: It's Personal

By: Kym Grinnage email 

The Supreme Court has a very challenging issue on their hands and their decision about how same sex marriages should be legally recognized will change the course of history.

For many people the issue is cut and dry. It's yes or no. And for others, it may be something they have to think about and consider exactly where they are on the issue. Their decision may be based on how they interpret the constitution and its amendments. It may be based on their very personal religious beliefs and convictions. And for others they may just feel that it just doesn't make any sense to them.  

I truly respect everyone's opinion on the matter. We can respect each other's opinion, but still disagree with each other. In the end, it's personal and it's how you feel about it.

For me the issue of equal rights for gay and straight citizens of this country is easy. All people are created equal. That is the common denominator for me. Who someone chooses to love or marry really doesn't matter to me. It really doesn't.  My most important wish for them is to be good citizens, truly love each other and treat each other well. The same wish I have for my daughters.

My favorite uncle was my Uncle Lenny. He wasn't my favorite because he was straight or gay. He was my favorite because he was one of the greatest human being I have ever met. And by the way, I really liked him because he never made me feel self conscious about being straight.

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