Traditional marriage isn't best approach for everyone
Regarding the Dec. 2 letter (“Experience shows virtues of traditional marriage”), by John A. Kiley:
How unfortunate that the consequences of "same-sex relationships" are so “annoying" and “frustrating." I, for one, am happy to be living in a world where most of us are becoming more accepting. Yes, change often requires us to "re-think and re-evaluate” as new challenges are presented, but it’s a small price to pay to make this world a more accepting, loving global community. That’s how we learn and grow as a society and become the civilized people that we purport to be.
For centuries, those who did not fit into the norm of heterosexuality lived in fear and were oppressed by a society that was afraid of anything outside of that which was customary. Thankfully, most of us have evolved beyond that mentality.
However anyone feels about sexual activity between two consenting adults, “traditional marriage” is not the “natural happy circumstance for sexual activity and for child-rearing” for everyone. There is evidence to the contrary, which the divorce rate substantiates.
We need more love and less fear. And more open minds.