I wish to express my disappointment with the California Supreme Court for overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The decision does not reflect the true heart and soul of a state in touch with its democratic roots and moral foundation.

The family is the fundamental cell of society. The family — and through it, all human society — have their source and origin in marriage. Marriage is ordered to the procreation and education of offspring. There is, in fact, no scientific evidence to confirm homosexual activity as a normal behavior. The so-called "gay gene" has never been found.

As natural law implies, sexual orientation does not constitute a quality comparable to race, ethnicity, gender or age in respect to nondiscrimination. Unlike these, homosexual orientation is an objective disorder and evokes moral concern.

Paul Kokoski

Hamilton, Ontario

Canada