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Opinion: David Jones is wrong on same sex parenting

It’s been a long time since something riled me so much I headed straight for the keyboard but the news of the comments made by Welsh Secretary David Jones regarding same sex couples bringing up children  did it. For anyone who missed it, t he said :

 I regard marriage as an institution that has developed over many centuries, essentially for the provision of a warm and safe environment for the upbringing of children, which is clearly something that two same-sex partners can’t do.

 He has now claimed that he was quoted out of context given that elsewhere he lauded civil partnerships …

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  • User AvatarPsi 27th Jan - 10:19am
    Alice As someone else pointed out elsewhere a better article than the one you link to is: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/11357671/The-campaign-against-Page-3-kept-it-going-a-decade-longer.html You need to ask yourself what you...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 27th Jan - 10:19am
    Drowsy However there are forms of PR (such as New Zealand’s MMP) that would have no less potential for proportionality than STV and which could...
  • User AvatarTim13 27th Jan - 10:19am
    Matt (Bristol) - what you have said represents what I was thinking as I wrote my abbreviated comment above. Joe Otten - I think you...
  • User AvatarJUF 27th Jan - 10:17am
    At least it's honest - "LibDems - Tories in all but name"
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    Joe Otten I recommend you go to SpecSavers or any good local High Street optician. I also recommend that as a PPC you do not...
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    " Then there’s the cost. By the Home Office’s own count, it would add up to £1.8 billion. " The myth that the Conservatives are...