Worry about your own relationship

June 27, 2013 

People are never in complete agreement when it comes to change, and each person has a right to his or her opinion. My opinion on the Supreme Court ruling to strike down Proposition 8 is that it was the only decent thing to do.

It's been 30 years since my son came out. I felt extremely sad thinking he could never marry and have the stable family life he wanted. To my great joy he and his partner were married in 2008, and continue to enjoy a loving, caring, respectful relationship. I never dreamed back in 1983 that gay marriage would be available to all persons of homosexual orientation in California; yet, here it is!

Times do change, whether we want them to or not. I already imagine the ugly, vitriolic remarks from those who disagree with the ruling and cannot find it in their hearts to accept the rights of gay people to wed. Your marriage, and your rights have not changed, nor will they.

I encourage you to put your energy into working on your own relationship, keeping the love alive and the marriage strong and lasting.

JUDITH J. BROWN

Manteca

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