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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 AvatarGordon 28th Nov - 10:59am
    Geoff - I am slightly bemused by your reply to my earlier comment because I was agreeing with the underlying point of your opening paragraph...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 28th Nov - 10:58am
    @ Betty "I guessed my life was miserable enough for legal aid. I guessed wrong". Those of us who opposed the Coalition well remember a...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 28th Nov - 10:56am
    If Jane was so fantastic, why did Greg Mulholland have to stand in for her on Newsnight?
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 28th Nov - 10:38am
    Geoff - thanks. i have read your answer several times and am afraid i have no idea what it means.
  • User AvatarStuart 28th Nov - 10:37am
    @Denis Mollison "just how far back in history do you want to go?" Since I was answering AC's specific point about what he calls the...
  • User AvatarWilliam 28th Nov - 10:34am
    Why on earth is Nick saying: "In a constituency like this where we haven’t traditionally been competing at Westminster level" and helping with the squeeze...