Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

My son (3) told 'same-sex' facts

Is a three-year-old too young to learn about same-sex marriage?
Is a three-year-old too young to learn about same-sex marriage?

Many of your commentators have speculated as to what the wider implications of allowing same-sex marriages will be on society.

I was given a stark illustration of this at the weekend.

In response to my three-year-old son's question as to what marriage was, I told him that it was when a man and woman loved each other very much and wanted to spend their lives together.

My son then told me that "boys" could get married, too. As he doesn't read the newspapers, I was keen to understand how he had formed this view.

Apparently, his carer at nursery, a homosexual, told the entire class that he had great news: when they grew up, they could get married to a girl, or a boy.

Surely, my son is too young to have this discussion? If I were to complain, however, I would be labelled a bigot.

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