The letter about marriage equality is offensive ["Opponents of gay unions have integrity," Oct. 7].

Most heterosexual couples do not get married to have children; they do it to build a long-lasting union built on mutual respect, love, integrity and dignity. This is exactly what those entering same-sex marriages seek.

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We are not seeking religious recognition of our unions, but we are entitled to equality under the civil law. Our Constitution must be used to protect rights for all Americans, and not to discriminate against any group.

Bob Corsentino, Deer Park