Sunday 23 July 2017

Letters: Gay community are entitled to share in the joys of life

Gay wedding cake
Gay wedding cake
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

As a Christian, when faced with a choice, I tend to ask: "What would Jesus do today?" Sometimes, he was strict about the law in the Old Testament; at other times, he offered an alternative to the laws.

 It seems to me that the common attitude he took was always love: if there was a conflict between the law and love he always made the decision that was consistent with love. That is why I believe that the loving choice in this referendum is to support the amendment. It is not only to include gay people more fully in our society: it is to respect gay people by giving them the equal opportunity to express their love in marriage.

One of the things that has changed in marriage, thankfully, over the years, has been a growing sense of equality between male and female partners. I feel that marriage has also offered my wife and I the opportunity of supporting each other through all of life's joys and challenges at a deep level.

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