Dear Editor:

The back and forth over LGBT, bathrooms and marriage is just so much piffle to me — futile. Human society exists only because there is law, and when you dig into law, you find the bare bones question is always “Who is being harmed?” Your being gay does no one any harm. I may not approve, but I am not hurt by your status. The same applies to gay marriage: Who is hurt? Not me, not you, not anyone.

Arguments against gay people often start with religion, with chapter and verse cited right, left and center. But to what end? Many people are religious, each in his or her own way, following old-time or New Age traditions, but this country has no established religion. In fact, our country was founded on the principle of freedom of religion, remember? It is the very first freedom mentioned in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

So get over yourselves, live and let live, and be in peace with your neighbor, whoever he, she or it may be.

Joan Worley

Indiana Avenue

Maryville

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