Gay friends were not consulted
Sir -- The article by Eamon Delaney (Sunday Independent, Oct 30, 2011), is ill-informed, homophobic and inflammatory, and that it was published in this form with a somewhat careless and brusque tone reflects badly on the Sunday Independent. It offends those individuals defined as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender.
Delaney suggests that some of his best friends are gay, I suggest that he did not consult his friends in the writing of this article, as they are likely to have advised him against this questionable and offensive journalistic attempt.
Asking "why is civil partnership not enough, and why do gays also want marriage", Delaney also suggests that he is "all for gay rights and an end to prejudice and discrimination" -- yet his article reflects the opposite.