One of the three mothers said that new types of families "open up new possibilities that can only be good for society — to have more diversity, more examples of what life can be." Or "I think it's good, therefore it is good."
The wisdom boggles the mind.
Re "Fixing Secure Communities," Editorial, June 23
Is The Times joking when it suggests that "the U.S. can't and won't deport all 11 million people living in the country illegally"? Two years ago, The Times reported that illegal immigrants were deporting themselves during the recession.
These immigrants are not magicians who defeat efforts to stop them. They come because Congress puts out the welcome mat. Several democracies issue their citizens national ID cards so foreigners can't work. American taxpayers pile on freebies like medical care and a school lunch for the kids while they attend public schools.
The Times' opposition to common-sense measures like Secure Communities and E-Verify is particularly disturbing while the great recession reduces millions of Americans from taxpayers to unemployed.
Re "Bachmann the true believer," Opinion, June 23
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) may be sincere and genuine in her beliefs, but that does not qualify her as presidential material. She is, in fact, quite the opposite. Her lack of knowledge of the Constitution and her confusion of events in American history illustrate this far too clearly.
I always thought that having a president who is smarter than the average American was a good thing. Voters support Bachmann at their own peril.
Scott W. Hughes
Re "Same-sex marriage in the real world," Business, June 22
If the people who oppose same-sex marriage are not concerned about recent court decisions that undermine their position, this should scare them to death.
My 91-year-old mother, who was born and raised in the South and attended a fundamentalist church, says gay people should be able to marry each other if they want to.