Same rites for same-sex

The Sunday Times - - YOUR SAY - LUCY GREEN­WOOD Den­mark

Re: An­drew Hastie’s opin­ion piece (TST, Sept 10). The term “po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness” is al­most in­vari­ably brought out by peo­ple who want to con­tinue ex­press­ing racist or ho­mo­pho­bic taunt­ing, or other hurt­ful opin­ions that are sim­ply another form of bul­ly­ing.

There are real peo­ple cop­ping this stuff, Mr Hastie, and I’d like to see some in­tel­li­gent ar­gu­ment with­out trot­ting out the old “po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness” bo­gey­man.

Mr Hastie paints a charm­ing pic­ture of con­ven­tional marriage, but un­for­tu­nately it does not fit a re­al­ity that in­cludes wide­spread do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and child abuse.

The truth is, some le­gal mar­riages and de-facto mar­riages are lov­ing and sup­port­ive, and some are hell on earth. I to­tally sup­port gay peo­ple in their as­pi­ra­tion to be treated equally and wel­comed into main­stream so­ci­ety through the le­gal­i­sa­tion of same-sex marriage.

Can­ning MHR An­drew Hastie’s col­umn last week.

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