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Same-sex marriage also promotes family life

I fail to see Margaret Hickey’s (Letters, February 18) concern about children being raised by same-sex couples.

It is fallacious to say the children will grow up without knowing their (biological) parents — sperm donors and surrogates help couples, gay and straight, to conceive, knowing they won’t have a relationship with the resulting child, because it isn’t their child, it is the child of the parents who raise it.

Additionally, the children have a family history, since they are planned for, and wanted, by their parents before they are even conceived — they are born right into a ready-made family.

Marriage is a great step towards building family units across the State, and should be open to all couples.

Maeve O’Rourke

High Street



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