amNewYork Letters to the Editor
Gay marriage support is welcome news
Re Schumer: Repeal gay marriage ban, March 24: While I wont congratulate Sen. Schumer for realizing that basic rights are being denied his gay constituents, his support of same-sex marriage is welcome news. I hope the senator will include in his talking points the words of James Madison during a speech in 1789: The civil rights on none shall be abridged on account of religious belief. Now, how can you argue with Madison?
David Terhune, Brooklyn
Fine humans instead of killing subway rats
Re New traps, old enemy in citys battle wih rats, March 24: The MTA has declared war on four-legged subway vermin: rats, mice. They dont litter the tracks and platforms with garbage and food. They are trying to survive like everyone else. A proposal was made in the past for a pigeon czar, a squirrel czar and now a rat/mouse czar. The citys strapped for money? Go after the two-legged vermin and fine them $100 for a first offense.
Â Michael Perez, Manhattan