Families' rights, well-being must be protected

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

RE: Hands off my rights, Mr. Sweet - Review February 3

We too are concerned about what Mr. Sweet and what the reformed "conservative" platform means for our family's rights and well-being. Is our marriage, and the hard earned right for other healthy, community contributing, same-gendered couples to marry in jeopardy?

Does he understand how important it is for our son to grow up in a society that embraces differences, champions the equal rights of women and protects minority citizens, and one that supports his two fathers' marriage and place in society?

I hope Mr. Sweet will see that the right to Equal Marriage for Lesbians and Gays and their children is all about understanding that we are real people, valuable neighbors, with legitimate lives, loves, and aspirations; and not misrepresent us as the evil scapegoats of society that fundamental secularists have done since this debate began four years ago.

The right to Equal Marriage is an affirmation in support of Gay and Lesbian relationships in our society, it is not about taking away any other person's rights or freedoms.

The last time we looked, since Equal Marriage became law in Canada, the sky hasn't fallen. Mr. Sweet, please don't be a Chicken Little representing us in Ottawa.

Marcus Logan & Wayne Powell

Waterdown

Families' rights, well-being must be protected

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

RE: Hands off my rights, Mr. Sweet - Review February 3

We too are concerned about what Mr. Sweet and what the reformed "conservative" platform means for our family's rights and well-being. Is our marriage, and the hard earned right for other healthy, community contributing, same-gendered couples to marry in jeopardy?

Does he understand how important it is for our son to grow up in a society that embraces differences, champions the equal rights of women and protects minority citizens, and one that supports his two fathers' marriage and place in society?

I hope Mr. Sweet will see that the right to Equal Marriage for Lesbians and Gays and their children is all about understanding that we are real people, valuable neighbors, with legitimate lives, loves, and aspirations; and not misrepresent us as the evil scapegoats of society that fundamental secularists have done since this debate began four years ago.

The right to Equal Marriage is an affirmation in support of Gay and Lesbian relationships in our society, it is not about taking away any other person's rights or freedoms.

The last time we looked, since Equal Marriage became law in Canada, the sky hasn't fallen. Mr. Sweet, please don't be a Chicken Little representing us in Ottawa.

Marcus Logan & Wayne Powell

Waterdown

Families' rights, well-being must be protected

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

RE: Hands off my rights, Mr. Sweet - Review February 3

We too are concerned about what Mr. Sweet and what the reformed "conservative" platform means for our family's rights and well-being. Is our marriage, and the hard earned right for other healthy, community contributing, same-gendered couples to marry in jeopardy?

Does he understand how important it is for our son to grow up in a society that embraces differences, champions the equal rights of women and protects minority citizens, and one that supports his two fathers' marriage and place in society?

I hope Mr. Sweet will see that the right to Equal Marriage for Lesbians and Gays and their children is all about understanding that we are real people, valuable neighbors, with legitimate lives, loves, and aspirations; and not misrepresent us as the evil scapegoats of society that fundamental secularists have done since this debate began four years ago.

The right to Equal Marriage is an affirmation in support of Gay and Lesbian relationships in our society, it is not about taking away any other person's rights or freedoms.

The last time we looked, since Equal Marriage became law in Canada, the sky hasn't fallen. Mr. Sweet, please don't be a Chicken Little representing us in Ottawa.

Marcus Logan & Wayne Powell

Waterdown