March on the Capitol

Excellent—Bradley Traynor, you hit the nail on the head with your “Perspective” piece “It’s Just Plain Wrong” [Lavender, May 21]. The Republicans also campaigned on less government involvement in people’s lives, but that apparently doesn’t pertain to GLBT people.

It is time that the GLBT community stood up to these idiots with a very loud and clear message: “We are as mad as hell, and we are not going to take this kind of treatment anymore.”

The Stonewall Riots started the GLBT movement, and it is clearly the time to raise our voices and actions loudly once again.

If all GLBT folks stopped paying taxes, they might be inclined to hear us. The GLBT community must come together and march on the Capitol—United in Pride.

It is a huge sacrifice for GLBT folks to take off work, and gather at the Capitol, but now is the time. If we sit back now, we take a giant step back for equality and inclusiveness.

Who will lead us into battle?

Harry Hartigan

Constitutional Amendment Unnecessary

So, now it’s official. Our holy and sanctimonious state has upheld its morals by passing a bill that would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would prevent gays and lesbians from marrying each other. I guess it wasn’t enough that Minnesota law already bans gay marriage in this holier-than-thou state.

So, I guess this means we’ll have to continue to marry people of the opposite sex.

This “defense of marriage” is so unnecessary, because, after all, even a constitutional amendment isn’t going to stop interested married men from sleeping with us.

John Medeiros

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