Gay marriage debate
11:58am Friday 22nd February 2013 in Letters
N PLAISTED’S piece, ‘MPs have no values’ has truly enlightened me. For years I have wondered who was responsible for the breakdown of society. Now I know. It’s all the fault of the gays. There was me thinking that the cause was due to a government determined to bail out the bankers by systematically dismantling chunks of our community infrastructure by closing old folks’ homes, leisure centres, valued institutions that enrich the lives of many people.
Add the imposition of cuts to welfare that will hit the neediest causing additional financial pressures on the family unit. My experience of running a bar, where I converse with a cross-section of the public on many issues, I have not heard of anyone blaming same sex marriage for our current demise, however, the general consensus is that current legislation is sufficient and further laws will only complicate matters. To criticise our MPs for decisions is fair but to accuse them personally of having no family values because they support gay marriage is wrong. I would ask Mr Plaisted this – is a loving stable gay relationship worse than a violent and abusive heterosexual one? Malcolm M Richards Aberthaw Road, Newport