Thoughts on two letters

I am writing to express solidarity with Linda Orgels’ letter on Republican rule. Most of the things she mentions are open parts of the Republican program — healthcare, voting rights, etc. — so I’m not sure what her opponents are yelling “Democratic illusion” about.

I voted in its favor, of course, but in as much as I consider it a civil rights issue, I don’t think Referendum 74 should even have been on the ballot. The only people with any rightful say on the matter are those directly affected. (And no, I myself am not gay but I recognize a human rights issue when I see it.)

If Jen Giles misinterpreted Sally Feneide’s original letter, so did I and Feneide’s second does nothing to change her sentiments.

David Szurek