Letter: We don't need to redefine marriage

Last updated 12:00 30/01/2013

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OPINION: I have to thank former MP Gordon Copeland for his concise article about the futility of proceeding with the Marriage Redefinition Bill (Opinion, Jan 24). He explains exactly what marriage is and that no other relationship can ever be called ''marriage''.

The children in a marriage can grow up with two biological parents who are committed to each other and to the raising of a family. There is no more solid a foundation for children to grow up in. They are spared the confusion of living with one parent and a step-parent and seeing their other biological parent once a fortnight.

Sadder still are the many adults who must spend time and money to find one of their ''lost'' biological parents. No matter how committed people in other relationships are to each other, theirs can never be called ''marriage''.

CARLA TOLLENAAR

Waikanae

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