Editorial: Unity in diversity – LBGTI

POSTED: 07/22/15 11:39 PM

Lysanne Charles-Arrindell makes a good case for the LBGTI-community on the island in our front-page article.

Her organization is not at war with the church and it is not looking for the legalization of religious same-sex marriages. Giving citizens with a different sexual orientation the right to enter into civil marriage makes a lot of sense and it is, in our opinion, only a matter of time before this will become a reality.

Will this break down the institution of marriage as we know it? Absolutely not. It will just add another flavor to the mix and, by the way, who could claim with a straight face that heterosexual marriages are a resounding success?

The archeological congress that is currently underway in Maho has Unity in Diversity as its theme. It fits the plight of the LGBTI-community like a glove because it takes all kinds of people to make a world and because we have no right to interfere with the choices others wish to make.

Remember: freedom stops, where it interferes with the freedom of others. Those who oppose same-sex marriage ought to make sure they do not marry someone of their own sex and leave others be.

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