Two gentlemen have responded negatively to my letter in support of gay marriage. For the record, I have moral standards and don't believe that I am contributing to the downfall of society (how silly). As a straight male who has been married 40 years, I want America to be a better place for my grandchildren.

People with a homosexual orientation are a very small percentage of the population and will continue to be a small percentage. Also, it is seldom noted that not all gays and lesbians want to get married, even if it were legal. In short, gay marriage will not increase the number of gays in our society.

As I said, history will vindicate my position, and within my lifetime (I'm 62), gay marriage will be made legal and will bring a yawn from many of those who now oppose it. I challenge those who now oppose gay marriage to meet me on the steps of the Utah state Capitol on July 1, 2020, at 1 p.m. If what I have said has not largely come to pass, then you can have the last laugh, and I will donate $1,000 to the Primary Children's Medical Center.

Roger Carrier