I want to thank Newsday for "Religious freedom and compromise" [Opinion, April 7].

This column by Cathy Young fairly looked at the anti-discrimination situation that surrounds the religious freedom bills passed in Indiana and Arkansas. One of biggest misconceptions is that only the rights of gay people are being infringed upon.

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The truth is that both sides are entitled to rights. The right to religious freedom is a protection under the Constitution that has become overshadowed. We, as a nation, must find the middle ground.

Bernadette Brady, Ronkonkoma