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Reader’s view: Let gays marry and leave the judgment to God

Published 10/07/2012, Duluth News Tribune

As a teenager, as a young adult and even as a voting adult, I have been uncomfortable around gays. That has faded. I’m 65 now. Looking back, I’ve seen a nephew here, a cousin over there and a niece close by grow up gay. It was clear to me two of three of them were gay before they could spell or know the meaning of the word gay. Those two displayed mannerisms and toy selection while they were children that was different and clear. The nephew’s father recently watched a home movie and told me he realized for the first time his son was gay was when he was a child. I suppose his love for his son overlooked those traits.

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