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July 20, 2013

Letter: Answering question on gay rights organizing

To the editor:

To answer Michael Cook’s question (letters, the Times, Tuesday, July 16), yes, I was present, at that meeting of a gay rights organization later known as GALA.

And it was four people from NYC that owned the house in DC where that meeting took place. The year as I recall was 1969, and as an ordained minister I was not only asked to sit in; I was also asked if I would sit on their board. My personal beliefs prohibited me from doing so.

My point, which you seemed to have missed, was that I have never met a single homosexual that did not have the same God-given rights as I enjoy. I still do not understand, why they’re a protected class of people.

They’re American human beings, just as you and I.

GERALD MAHIEU

Langsford Street, Gloucester

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