Yes to equal­ity

The Sunday Times - - YOUR SAY - AN­DREA SPENCER Ross­moyne

My Sun­day morn­ing of wak­ing up ex­u­ber­ant from the Ea­gles win was quickly squashed af­ter read­ing An­drew Hastie’s naive opin­ion on gay peo­ple and marriage.

As a reg­is­tered marriage cel­e­brant I know many cou­ples who now in­clude in their cer­e­mony words to the ef­fect that they be­lieve marriage should be between any two lov­ing peo­ple, re­gard­less of their sex. Why should their love be judged, mea­sured, scru­ti­nised or dis­sected? Chil­dren who are raised by two lov­ing par­ents, re­gard­less of sex, are pro­vided with an op­ti­mal set­ting. His com­ments that only bi­o­log­i­cal par­ents can pro­vide this are lu­di­crous.

Get with the times, Mr Hastie, and pull your head out of the sand. Aus­tralia needs to ac­cept the fact that gay marriage will not stop the sun from ris­ing and set­ting.

So it’s a YES vote from me.

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