Letter to the Editor 4-13 #2

By Pitt News Staff

To the Editor,

The Wednesday, April 8 editorial makes the argument that legalizing… To the Editor,

The Wednesday, April 8 editorial makes the argument that legalizing same-sex marriage is a step toward equal rights for gays. The problem is, however, that marriage is not, and never was, a right.

The biggest problem I have with the editorial reflects the error so commonly made by the left. They always believe in ‘progress.’ But who decides that gay marriage shows progress? Some argue that gay marriage erodes the already dying traditional family. Change does not always equal progress. At a point in history, the forced migration of 12 million Africans from their homeland to America supposedly signified progress.

Evidently, present day views of what is or is not progress differs from person to person, and therefore they are irrelevant. The only true evaluator of progress is history, and history makes its judgment only after the effects of the actions are felt.’

Jeff Abraham

School of Arts and Sciences

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