JoJo, I am a Republican too, "100% behind states' rights and individual liberty." What's more, I'm not scared by homosexuality, nor do I want to ". . . get into everyone's bedroom to find out who they are having sex with." I do object to the bully-boy tactics of the homosexualists, who are determined to shut up (or else!) anyone who raises religious or prudential objections to homosexual marriage As a matter of individual liberty, being able to speak one's mind and defend one's religious beliefs publicly--the actual theme of Michelle's column--sure seems to come under that category. As a matter of states' rights, you might remember that the people of California twice voted for keeping marriage between one man and one woman.