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8:10am Thursday 19th April 2012 in Letters
Sir – Two of your correspondents, Deborah Manley and Robert Triggs (Letters, April 12) quote religious texts to support their opposition to same-sex marriages.
They seem to have overlooked the words of Jesus quoted in Matthew 18.19: “Again I tell you this: if two of you agree on earth about any request you have to make, that request will be granted by my heavenly Father”.
Manley and Triggs both assert that marriage is essentially “for the procreation of children”. Does this mean that couples unable or unwilling to have children are to be condemned?
Tony Augarde, Oxford