Defending families

A few days ago I wrote some commentary on an article in this month's Ensign, including a statement that I would likely write another post concerning other parts of the article that I did not address then.  Since then, I have come across an article written by someone else which I would recommend reading.

Of course, I still stand by what I said in that earlier post (On Tolerance).  As much as I disagree with anyone else, I will certainly defend and respect their right to voice it as loudly or in any medium that they choose.  Of course, I certainly also have the right to give my opinion on it.  If I think someone else is being intolerant or hateful, I would expect the same respect from everyone else in allowing me to voice that opinion.  Please have an open mind and consider words of someone with a differing viewpoint.

I quite agree with the point that the author makes--that banning gay marriage is not defending the family, but in fact is attacking the family.  My family is very important to me.  I am not an opponent of family simply because I want to marry someone of the same sex.

Without further ado, here is the article that I read.  I recommend reading not only the article itself but also the comments at the bottom.