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Bonds of love and commitment aren’t new — it’s fight for rights that is

As a lesbian married to my girlfriend of 33 years, with whom I raised children, I was hurt and angry to hear pundits and Supreme Court justices, describe same-sex marriage as new and experimental (“Justices cautious on gay marriage,” Page A1, March 27). We have been around as long as straight people have, forming families with children and making homes, but have always been kept from the privileges and security of civil marriage and sadly wishing for them. The only new aspect is that we are now fighting for them.

Also, I wonder why conservatives are described, and self-described, as same-sex marriage opponents when our desire to raise our children in a legal marriage should be valued by true conservatives.

Miriam Rosenberg


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