To the Editor:

In Brooks Eubank’s column (“The time for man-magic rock union tolerance has now arrived,” 3/28), I find it offensive that he equates the relationship between two adults with that between a person and an inaminate object.

Currently, only in the Netherlands do homosexuals have the same marital rights as heterosexuals, where the law instituting gay marriage passed with a three-fourths majority last year.

There was opposition to it, of course, but the reason it passed was a simple one: One of the basic tenets of the rights of man is that discrimination based on race, creed, gender, political activity or sexual orientation is wrong. Not allowing gays the same marital rights is in clear violation of those tenets.

Masja Dingjan GRD ’03

March 28, 2001