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Julia Banks simplifies and misrepresents the ‘no’ case that legalizing same-sex marriage involves injustice to children (‘I’m a Liberal and this is why I’m voting for “yes”’, 25/10). By contrast the matter is well put by Penny Mackieson (Letters): we should not be endorsing a change to the law which will ‘facilitate the conception of children to be intentionally separated from their biological/genetic parent or parents’ and raised by others. This is only one aspect of the matter.
Advocates of ‘no’, one feels, have been at a disadvantage in this postal survey, because their case is much less easily presented in alluring simplifications. That is one reason why the Government should not rush into legislation ‘before Christmas’ if the ‘yes’ case wins the ballot.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic