MAKE GAY VOTE AN HON­EST ONE

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Opinion - THELMA VAN OYEN Lath­lain

I HAVE lived in the coun­cil area of Lath­lain for more than 60 years and at the age 83 years am an "early set­tler."

I think it is very un­fair that the Town of Vic­to­ria Park is in­volved with the same sex mar­riage is­sue.

I re­ally thought that the vot­ing was a per­sonal de­ci­sion for Aus­tralians.

I read how some mem­bers of the coun­cil had sev­eral mem­bers of the LGBTQI com­mu­nity to speak in favour of the mo­tion and asked the coun­cil­lors to sup­port it.

Ac­tu­ally, I don't re­ally know what the LGBTQI stands for but I pre­sume it means the peo­ple that are called gay.

I re­ally think the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment is be­hind all this non­sense – go­ing on the vot­ing.

I know some gay cou­ples who are lovely peo­ple.

I think there are many gays who have lived to­gether for decades and are happy as they are and not in­ter­ested in the mar­riage thing.

Two guys I know last year had a com­mit­ment ser­vice and a big party to cel­e­brate their years to­gether.

And of course how many young cou­ples (not gay) just live to­gether, have chil­dren, but not marry. It al­ways takes just a few to pro­mote an is­sue what­ever it is and oth­ers just fol­low like sheep.

Peo­ple should be able to vote which­ever way their heart leads them, not to feel any in­flu­ences from oth­ers.

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