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Gay Marriage In Vermont And An Invitation To Brian Brown Of NOM

This is a posting I did earlier this morning at my blog at CT/Hearst Newspapers (without photo/video).

Tomorrow gays and lesbians will officially be able to do what countless straight couples can do everyday without giving a second thought. They will be able to legally marry.

Come the stroke of midnight, September 1, Vermont comes yet another progressive state which has risen above the political dogma and says to all Vermonters, welcome, you are all equal in our eyes when it comes to sharing your life with a loved one.

While there may not be a throng of people waiting breathlessly to slide on wedding rings nor throw a bouquet of flowers, it’s not the numbers that are important, it’s the ideal of equality for all Americans.

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dear Mr. Brown;

I read the profile about you today (Sunday) at the Daily Herald which had the article written by Monica Hesse at The Washington Post.

I’m giving you an unedited with no additional commentary on my part, opportunity to explain to gays and lesbians why they, in your view and NOM’s position, should not be allowed to be married.

As an Associated Press Award winning journalist, I still believe in “my word is as good as my handshake”.

With that in mind, when as I write above unedited, with no commentary, you can take that to the bank.

Here’s the simple question – “Why should gays and lesbians not be allowed to be married ?”

Should you decided to answer, and I hope you do, it will appear on my blog at CT/Hearst Newspapers.

Thank you for your time and in advance, consideration to this request.

You can leave your answer in a reply and it will be cut/pasted in a blog posting.

Although we do not agree on this issue, I wish you the best in your endeavors.

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