Editor,

I am writing to say kudos to New York for passing the same sex marriage bill. This is important on so many levels deeper than just “Yes, of course you can marry who you love.”

It’s “Yes, let’s leave that small, close-minded, judgmental, self-righteous person behind and step into our humanity more fully.”

This in no way conflicts or takes away anything from my “normal” marriage – it just expands it. Expands it to include not just my idea of love and marriage and that to me feels pretty hopeful.

– Patti Martin, Huntersville