Letters to the Editor

In response to “Civil-union bill to hit PA House,” April 2-8:

Civil unions, although unequal to full marriage, are a logical step toward basic equality for all.

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Dear Editor:

As a non-Philadelphian, I read the story of yet another community nonprofit looted by its executive director (“Former COLOURS exec gets jail time,” Feb.

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The following is an open letter from James Lohr, chairman of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Johnstown chapter, to John DeBartola, a former president of the chapter:

Mr.

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Barred from heaven

Remember that song, “Jesus Loves Me”? Well, if you’re lesbian, gay or transgender, apparently Jesus doesn’t love you enough to grant you life after death in heaven.

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Since the Obama administration and the federal government continue to support and uphold the discriminatory Federal Defense of Marriage Act, which narrowly defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws, and provides that states need not recognize a marriage from another state if it is between persons of the same sex, then perhaps it is time that all states refuse to honor any marriages performed outside of their own jurisdiction.

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