'Liberty, justice for all' does not exclude homosexuals

July 6, 2013 

In response to a letter, I would first like to say that I am not gay. But I do have friends who are gay and lesbian and personally have no problem with the relationships they share with each other, and I'm 67 years old.

I have seen them in caring and loving relationships and feel they deserve the same rights and benefits as those of us who are heterosexual.

Although it's not my cup of tea, gays and lesbians are people just like you and me. They laugh, cry, love and even get angry just like you and me.

I've known gays while in the military, and guess what? They even bleed the same blood as you and me.

The writer goes on to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the last 11 words saying, "... one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Did anyone catch the last six words? "... with liberty and justice for all."

I repeat "... for all!"

I guess for some people "all" means only all the people who think like themselves.

Thomas Steveley

Bradenton Beach

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