Steve Collett for Congress Blog
|On Marriage Equality |
| Sat, May 12, 2012 - 02:15 PM|
| One of the basic tenets of libertarian thought is that individuals have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, as long as the do not forcibly interfere with similar rights of others. Respect the rights of gays and lesbians, people of all religions, all ethnicities and all political persuasions to choose the life they want to live. Government exists to protect those rights, not violate them.|
Several years ago I was proud to hear that my twin brother Jim and his wife Janet hosted a gay wedding at their home in Massachusetts. My two nieces were flower girls in the ceremony.
My daughter Jillian graduated from Azusa Pacific University, a Christian college, where she was a journalism major and former editor-in-chief of the college newspaper. She has been heavily involved in Christian activities from the time she was a child. She recently shared with me that she is only interested in a church that is both open and affirming: open to gays and lesbians; and affirming the right to gay marriage. I am very proud of my daughter.
Government needs to focus on protecting and facilitating the rights of all to live the way they want. Gay marriage is that kind of right. Any attempt to restrict those rights is a waste of tax dollars and contrary to the concept of liberty.
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