Friday, October 24, 2014

No matter their gender orientation, loving couples should be allowed to marry

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 4:58 p.m.

Love and marriage are frequently used words in political and religious discourse in attempts to exclude “other” human beings from their pursuit of happiness. As the song says, “love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.”

The word love is a very important word to accompany marriage. The word sex is often associated with love. We use the words sexual orientation when gender orientation could be used to remove the sex act when combined with love.

I hope all will become aware of the biological reality that genetics are an uncontrollable fact of life. In other words, we are all born into a full spectrum of gender that affects our gender orientation.

Now, add the word love to that, and I ask — how can anyone say that you should not or cannot love or marry another human being?

NED KAUFFMAN

Goshen