At the beginning and end of school each year, I get the distinct pleasure of traveling through one of my favorite states: Pennsylvania. All of the fields and hills are gloriously beautiful, and some of the nicest strangers I’ve ever come across have been in the Keystone State. But today I was given another reason to celebrate the land of Hershey’s chocolate — a gay marriage ceremony for four couples presided over by the mayor of State College, home of Penn State.
As I searched The Daily Collegian for an article on the ceremony, I came across this opinion piece that I think everyone, especially the groups who protested the ceremony, should read:
“In one of yesterday’s letters to the editor, someone said that due to their faith, they “disagree with homosexuality,” and I truly don’t understand what this means. What are you disagreeing with? When people say they “disagree” with something, I usually think of disagreeing with an opinion. So you can disagree with me when I say my opinion is that love in all shapes and forms is a beautiful thing, but you cannot disagree with a state of being.
Do you disagree with the way some people breathe? How about the way some people walk? Obviously, you take issue with the way some love.”
Amen, brave Nittany Lion.