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I do not view marriage as a right and I think that the homosexual couples and legislators who support gay marriage are exploiting a clause in various constitutions (whether state or [i:2igwhqda]the[/i:2igwhqda] Constitution) that says all people are created equal or that no one should be denied something based on sexual discrimination.

First off, I’d like to know when sexual discrimination started to include sexual orientation. I always thought it went something like “we do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, orientation….” To me, sexual discrimination is denying someone something because the person is a woman or the person is a man, not because they’re gay.

Also, how is it that marriage has become this “basic human right” as I see quoted by many gay activists in the news reports I read? I thought basic human rights included access to food, water, shelter and clothing.

Third, and not that we can change this, I think the problem lies in that the government is legislating something that should have been left up to the churches – marriage. It is an institution of God, not of the Constitution.

There are many other things I could get into, but I will leave it at this for now to discuss.