Tough decision for some is a no-brainer for others
CONGRATULATIONS for your Editorial, “Respect for all views key to marriage vote” ( C-M, Sep 29).
It was balanced, cogent and thoughtfully presented.
This issue is a difficult quandary for some and a given for others.
Your argument presented both sides with a sensible and thought-provoking view. Barry Brebner, Aroona THE assertion that same-sex marriage will have no unintended or unforeseen consequences flies in the face of modern history.
It was not long ago that homosexuals in Queensland were arrested, charged and imprisoned.
Following on from the legalisation of homosexuality we now have civil unions.
From there we went to allowing homosexual couples to adopt children. There will be further consequences if samesex marriage is legalised.
It is just that we don’t know them.
Same-sex marriage is part of a political agenda by a strident minority to force a world view on an apathetic and compliant majority. Geoff Roberts, Brendale IT IS difficult to disagree with your Editorial, in that those who are not particularly engaged with the marriage yes/ no vote must be heartily sick of the conversation.
I am also perplexed that the issue has aroused such deep and ongoing divisions in the community.
One would have thought, given that many people have probably voted by now, the scenario would be winding down.
But no, we continue to be assailed by those on either side attempting to override the other.
Thankfully, this vote is not being held at the same time as a general election, where the two sides would be falling over one another to issue “how to vote” papers.
We can be thankful for small mercies. Claire Jolliffe, Buderim