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The struggle for gay rights isn't over

The reasoning behind the "righteous outrage" that commentator Jonah Goldberg uses to describe "know-nothings of every stripe" who are serious about protecting civil rights is twisted at best ("How do 'religious freedom' acts encourage discrimination?" April 3.)

Maybe it is true that religious freedom laws don't promote discrimination. Still, laws should not enable discrimination either.

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Opponents of gay marriage, happily present at the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act private signing ceremony, surely felt that they were being enabled to differentiate rights in any way they saw fit.

If the "war for gay rights is over" then the war for religious freedom is over too. I understand the inequities of both and I am not ready to abandon either battle.

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Jim Childress, Edgemere

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