Name and occupation:

David Levine

Owner of Illinois Nut & Candy

How do you show gay pride?

We celebrate gay pride by having a policy of being inclusive. Before Gay marriage was legal anywhere in the United States we created the first of their kind LGBT friendly Chocolate Wedding Cake Toppers and Chocolate Party favors.

Why do you support LGBT issues?

As the grandchild of survivors of the Holocaust I realize the importance of accepting and welcoming people that different from myself in some way.

What do you think about Obama’s support of gay marriage?

As strange as this sounds I am against his stance for the following reasons:

  1. I feel that it was purely politically motivated.
  2. I believe that the marriage laws as we know it is a violation of the separation of church and state. It is way for states to collect license fees. I think that everyone who wants to be “married” should do so through their faith or beliefs and that for official purposes, state’s should offer a form of  civil unions or domestics partnerships for legal purposes.

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