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Gay partners and the big questions

Reading “Banishing gay partners to the waiting room” (Opinion, Aug. 14) took me back 16 years to when my domestic partner of 13 years was dying of AIDS. I will never forget the courteousness and kindnesses of all the doctors and nurses during his various confinements over a period of 18 months. They never questioned our relationship since it was obvious from his initial confinement that we were indeed a committed couple. Even when his loving parents arrived, the staff still deferred to me.

Have we regressed so far in 16 years that we are now facing the “Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights” initiative?

JIM KAZAKOS

West Hollywood

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Denying gay partners marriage, with all of its rights and responsibilities, is a violation of civil and human rights, period. All of the religious right wing’s venomous screaming does nothing to distort this truth.

NANCY CHAND

Culver City


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