“Choice”

Dear Editor:

Everyday all over the world there are children and adults “coming out” to their parents, families and friends as GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender). When people are GLBT it’s not because of a choice they’ve made. When our daughter “came out” over 20 years ago she said, “Dad and Mom, who would ever choose to be gay?” What would be one good reason to make that choice?

There are countless reasons for not wanting to be gay—lack of family support, rejection by many churches, possible job security and promotions, harassment, beatings and worse. We don’t choose how tall we will be, the color of our eyes or hair and we don’t choose our sexual orientation.

Marriage is about love and commitment. We want our daughter to have what we have. The role of the constitution is to protect freedoms, not to take them away. Please vote no in November.

If you are undecided as to how to vote or you want to learn more, please attend the play “Families Valued.” A panel discussion (includes Anita Hill, Denny Smith and Randy Beard) follows and questions will be answered following the play. Treats will also be served. See you Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Isanti Community Center at 2 p.m.

Gordy and Connie Hillstad, Cambridge

East Central MN PFLAG (Parents, Family
and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

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