We’ve raised No 1 Son to believe that ALL people are equal, regardless of sex, colour, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
I make an effort to understand different points of view, really I do. But when it comes to people objecting to gay marriage, I’m afraid my tolerance threshold becomes severely tested.
Marriage isn’t something I’ve ever felt particularly strongly about – I get why people do it, I understand the appeal of a wedding ceremony and that some people want the world to know how they feel about each other, but I don’t believe you need a slip of paper as proof of a committed relationship.
However, I don’t believe anyone has the right to tell someone they shouldn’t get married. If someone is religious and they want to have a wedding in a church, I don’t believe they should be stopped from doing so simply because they are gay. And it makes me very sad to think that some children grow up believing the Church’s version of acceptability and tolerance.
As all parents know, children are like sponges. They soak up all the information they’re given.
Do we really want them growing up believing that only straight couples should be allowed to get married?