Ga. should accept same-sex marriage
It’s just a matter of time until the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same sex marriage. As with other inequality cases — desegregation in 1954, interracial marriage in 1967, and the 2003 legislation that dealt with same-sex relations — what was then “radical thinking” took time and some missteps before the court ruled. Same-sex marriage will be just the same. By choosing not to hear the seven petitions put before them this past Monday, I believe that the Supreme Court is merely waiting it out until there is more ground support. It would be very forward thinking for our great state of Georgia to be on the right side of history with this very important equality issue.
PAGE MIDDLETON OLSON, DUNWOODY
Georgians can trust their physicians
The article “Georgia OKs rejected docs” (News, Oct. 5) failed to point out that the vast majority of the 16,000 to 18,000 physicians who practice medicine in this state are focused on one primary mission, which is making their patients better. As the leading advocate for physicians in the state, the Medical Association of Georgia believes that any physician who violates their oath to “do no harm” should have their license revoked, while any member of society who does anything that is illegal should be prosecuted. While disturbing, the cases referenced in the article are isolated. Georgians should have peace of mind knowing they have access to some of the best, most compassionate physicians in the world — and that is a subject we should spend more time talking about.
WILLIAM E. SILVER, PRESIDENT, MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA