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Just don’t marry another man if it bothers you so much

It appears that a Mr. James Copp of Silverthorne (The Daily Mail, Aug. 7) is greatly discomfited by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding gay marriage (or, as he so annoyingly refers to it, gay “marriage”). He states that this decision (Obergefell v. Hodges, 26 June 2015) “puts us in the position of having to ignore a federal law or a higher law.”

I’m a gay man who got married on the day Obergefell v. Hodges was handed down, and I’m just fine with it. What Copp means, of course, is that it puts himself in the ridiculous position he describes. If the thought of marrying another man gives him such an acute case of what is known to the medical profession as “ick,” then he must just refrain from marrying another man. It’s really quite magnificent, this simplicity.

He goes on to announce, “I will take my chances with ignoring the federal law if I am forced to.” For those not paying full attention, this might at first pass for bravery. The implication, however, is that he has chosen to side with the “higher” law, which only means that his powers of imagination far exceed my own.

Robin Sutherland

San Francisco and Breckenridge


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