The Reaction: On same-sex marriage, readers chime in: 'Since when has equality and justice EVER hurt anyone?'
In a Sunday Times Op-Ed by Brian Powell, the coauthor of "Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family," a comparison is drawn between the public opinion surrounding interracial marriage during the 1940s and today's views on same-sex marriage. Powell argues that we'll one day be as comfortable with gay marriage as we now are with interracial unions, and that we need to rise above the din of public opinion and let court rulings guide us in this matter of civil rights.
Here's how some readers have reacted to Powell's argument. The debate continues here.
-- Alexandra Le Tellier
Photo: Billy Bradford carries an American flag and a rainbow flag before a hearing in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Dec. 6, in San Francisco. The federal appeals court in heard two hours of arguments about the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8. A trial court judge overturned the measure as a violation of gay Californians' civil rights in August. Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu