Earlier this week Conservative MP David Davies is quoted as saying the following with regards to changes in legislation surrounding gay marriage being permitted in church:
“I think most people are very tolerant and have no problem at all if people are gay but – and I hate to say this, in a way, because I expect it’s going to cause controversy – but I think most parents would prefer their children not to be gay, knowing most parents want grandchildren if nothing else.”
I was horrified by Mr Davies’ comments. Don’t all parents just want their children to be happy and content? It is not necessarily about grand children. And actually I know many same sex couples that have had children, either by sperm donation, surrogacy or via adoption.
I couldn’t give a flying fig whether my children marry men or women. I just want them to have happy relationships and a partner who cherishes them. Isn’t that what all parents want?
People are born gay, they don’t chose it. It is important that they get the information they need to form relationships. “Being gay” is not going to go away, far from it, more gay people are going to come out as society as a whole is more accepting than it was 20 years ago.
I just wish that it wasn’t an issue an at all. That people weren’t defined by who they loved. And that if they wish to get married in church they can.
Be it to a woman or a man.