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posted Friday, September 2, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 35
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE A TRAGEDY IN ANY COMMUNITY

The recent domestic violence of two Gay partners and their child is a tragedy almost beyond belief.

We know straight marriages can suffer the same fate - and probably more often - also brought on by unhappiness and alcohol or drugs.

Of course, naysayers will say, 'See, see? Gay commitments and marriages will never work'. My rebuttal would be to look at your own lifestyles first - nearly every day, we read about domestic violence happening in one form or other. Gay couples deserve the same rights and benefits as everyone else, and unfortunately the success (or not) accorded everyone as well.

It is so sad to think what this Gay relationship could have been without destroying three lives. & One now will either linger in prison with his thoughts or more quickly receive the death penalty.

An old saying comes to mind: 'For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'

Even so, I remember one of our now-deceased empresses had an expression: 'Here's to life and to love, and the pursuit of it.'

Leonard Larson

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