In a statement to the editorial board of the Tampa Bay Times
It is generally accepted in American law and U.S. society today ‘…
that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and
the Pursuit of Happiness.’ I believe that. The civil rights and
responsibilities for one must pertain to all.
Thus, to discriminate against one class and not another is wrong for me.
If we are endowed by our Creator with rights, then why shouldn’t those be attainable by Gays and Lesbians?
Simply put, if The Lord made homosexuals as well as heterosexuals,
why should I discriminate against their civil marriage? I shouldn’t, and
So I will add my name to the petition of senators asking the Supreme
Court to declare the law that prohibits gay marriage unconstitutional.”