Kids last in gay de­bate

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

THREE sep­a­rate in­quiries in re­cent years, by the fed­eral Se­nate and the NSW and Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ments, have con­demned the fail­ure of the law to pro­tect the re­la­tion­ship of donor- con­ceived chil­dren with their bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther/ mother.

The in­quiries were de­manded by these chil­dren want­ing to find their bi­o­log­i­cal fam­ily and to know their full bi­o­log­i­cal iden­tity. They are a gen­er­a­tion who have had their re­la­tion­ship with their fam­ily bro­ken. They have been de­nied their birthright.

Why would the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment pass a same- sex mar­riage law that would, in a sim­i­lar way, break the bi­o­log­i­cal re­la­tion­ship be­tween a child and his/ her bi­o­log­i­cal mother/ fa­ther, broth­ers, sis­ters, grand­par­ents?

If same- sex mar­riage were leg­is­lated, will the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment even­tu­ally have to apol­o­gise for break­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween yet another gen­er­a­tion of chil­dren and their bi­o­log­i­cal mother/ fa­ther and fam­ily?

LOUISE CAMP­BELL,

Coochin.

Peter

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