I am writing this letter in response based on an opinion of a pro-family stance in the battle for equality in our great nation. While I appreciate and respect a dedication to traditional values that most of America has lost (Some traditions should be lost when their necessity is outgrown, others could stand to see a comeback). Where I have trouble, is how someone could use the word tolerance in a negative connotation. Need I remind those folks that the United States of America was built on such a principle? With so many different groups of people who made our nation great, tolerance was what kept us from spiraling into madness and lawlessness.
In that same vein of negativity, would those same folks call the "two-days-to-six-weeks" Hollywood marriages something that is "ruinous" or "unsavory?"
Finally what I find most interesting is the "one man plus one woman equals a marriage capable of procreation" argument that some liken to pro-family. This is hardly a secular argument. The secular argument would involve the use of science and nature as a backdrop. And with that frame of mind, one would see that all other species on this planet have family units with two fathers/mothers, gay relationships and other forms of "ruinous" unions. And before you say we're more evolved than they are; you're right, we should be able to look past one's orientation to see the real person inside instead of judging them based on anything other than the "content of their character."