Letters to the Editor

Bill Koch: Win-win decision

The June 16 letter “Bigotry wins” compared what just happened in the General Assembly regarding same-sex marriage and magistrates to the battle with ISIS. I did not know that our fighting ISIS was because we were battling bigotry.

Now if the General Assembly had authorized beheadings, wife beatings, child marriages, etc., the writer might have had a case.

This was a decision based on who has religious rights: gays who want to marry or those asked to marry them.

This was the better decision because both parties are satisfied. Gays will always be able to find someone to marry them, and those who refuse to marry gays can retain their convictions. What is wrong with that?

Bill Koch

Raleigh

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