Why same-sex marriage must never be allowed
IN response to Emily Latham's letter ("If same-sex couple want to get married, let them", February 18), I would add the following.
I'm sorry Emily, you have largely missed the point. Yes, you are right when you say that love is universal, whatever the gender.
But that does not extend to gay marriage. I repeat, marriage is a union between a man and a woman with the purpose of producing children, no more, no less. Gay marriage can never achieve this and, therefore, must never be allowed to become law. After all, it's not that long ago that homosexuality was against the law in this country – and in some countries still is.
Gay marriage, if it becomes law, would demean the sanctity of true marriage, an institution steeped in centuries of tradition and one which must not be diluted by yet another unnecessary law.