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Marriage not solely based on procreation

I would like to commend the Irish Examiner’s letter pages for publishing a balanced view on the referendum. The views on both sides have given me pause to think. 

However I take exception to a letter written on May 12 by Bernard J Egan BSc which put forward the view that the point of marriage was solely procreation.

Should those of us who have chosen not to have children be denied the rite of marriage?

Should those who can’t conceive be required to hand in a cert when they don’t provide progeny? Should there be no adoption as it isn’t ‘natural conception’?

Susan Griffin

Ballyhea

Charleville

Co Cork

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