It’s hard for me to imagine

As I continue to follow the debate over the gay rights’ ordinance in front of the Anchorage Assembly, I find it hard to imagine how I’d feel if the citizens of this city were engaged in a debate over my right to live equally with other Americans and have my rights equally protected. I always thought that part of being an American meant that people didn’t get to vote on whether or not any group of people had the right to their rights. I guess I was wrong.