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Opponents of gay marriage won't succeed

As in times gone by, the Bible is still being used to support the insupportable.

Julian Clary has likened the cause of marriage equality to that of women's suffrage. In doing so, he has made the vital link that these are both matters of civil and human rights and freedoms - not of religious opinions.

It is significant to see the same arguments surface against marriage equality as were used by those who, 100 years ago, opposed the rights of women to vote.

It is 'against nature', it 'breaks God's laws and social order', it is 'dangerous and will lead to disaster' - all of these objections were validated by Biblical 'proof texts'.

Thankfully, they did not succeed. Neither will those who oppose marriage equality based on prejudice and ignorance.

MANDY MULLIN

Lisburn, Co Antrim

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