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Gay Rights

May 30, 1999

Now that Gray Davis is governor, our representatives are moving forward with an agenda that includes gay-rights and "domestic partner" legislation ("Opponents of Gay Rights Measures Stage Rally," May 25). Race, religion and national origin are bona fide civil rights. Sexual preference is a private matter that has nothing to do with civil rights.

The idea that we are somehow "discriminating" against unmarried couples, gay or straight, is absurd. Heterosexual marriage has always been a cornerstone of society and a social objective that confers certain benefits. There is a fine line between civil rights and granting special rights. The goal is tolerance, not an affront to our sensibilities.

RICHARD DEIGHT, Buena Park

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With the proposed new laws concerning gay rights, it will be interesting to see how folks prove that they are "domestic partners" and not just a couple of friends sharing a residence.

TOM G. MOORE, Big Bear Lake

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