Wow, so many awful points in one column. First of al, tradition meant that someone like the author was banned from marrying someone with different colored skin. That was tradition. Tradition once was she could not vote based on the color of her skin and her gender. Tradition in defense of injustice is absurd and a mockery of any rational policy. To compare marriage equality for gays with slavery just shows her delusion. Gays marrying does not put anyone in chains. The people don't have a right to see their sons, brothers and friends marry in a same sex marriage?