I FEEL that a response is necessary to the two letters sent in by Glenice Vladich and Robin Linke Impossible to change gender and Electors should have a free vote (Weekend Courier, Aug 11).
Mr Linke's view that traditional social values are now being threatened and Ms Vladich's affirmation that if same sex marriage is legalised there will be public health and political consequences for all Australians are both incredibly alarmist to say the least.
These almost identical archaic viewpoints could be compared with apartheid and misogyny from previous centuries. Not allowing gays to marry is not a million miles away from excluding women from voting and segregating black and white people.
I do understand that some religious people take the Bible literally and don't know if this is the case with these two letter writers, but one can read most theological texts and find any kind of meaning in them.
Whatever happens, people of the same sex will still live together, if not permitted to make their vows and receive that piece of paper, so it should, in essence,make little difference to Glenice and Robin or their principles. DAVID RUDMAN Port Kennedy