Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Cathy Brennan’s column “When will we be wed?” (Ladybug’s Political Smackdown, January 27). While Ms. Brennan wrote what might be an almost convincing editorial on why we should be looking at civil unions as opposed to full marriage rights, there were several flaws in her arguments.
We, the LGBT community, have achieved a great deal in the past few years. A few states granted us the right to marry and our military personnel are no longer forced to hide their sexual orientation. We seem closer to social equality. Unfortunately, complete social equality is an illusion at this time. An encounter I had with a supposed medical professional will serve to illustrate my point.