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Gay marriage

An exchange between Melanie Phillips and Evan Davis

By Evan Davis   April 1999

Image: Simon Carrasco

Image: Simon Carrasco

Dear Melanie,

Before I say anything, let me come out of the closet as an admirer of your newspaper columns. It is my respect for your cautious attitude towards social permissiveness which makes me determined to persuade you that gay and lesbian couples should be offered some kind of marriage arrangement to solidify their relationships. I hope you will find my case convincing, because it is based on an outlook rather close to your own.

Quite simply, marriage helps foster stable relationships and stable relationships are socially advantageous-as well as fulfilling…

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