Infidelity is what attacks the family

As a father and grandfather, I cannot see how two couples of the same sex pledging themselves in marriage can "attack" the family ("S'pore must stand firm against gay marriage" by Mr Patrick Tan Siong Kuan; Tuesday).

It is infidelity on the part of the wife or husband which usually destroys a marriage and family unit.

Mr Tan speaks of "tolerating their preferences" and of the gay activist movement "influencing the minds of the young", suggesting that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice.

We need to understand that a certain percentage of any nationality or society will be gay.

Some may choose to hide it but they cannot change the way they were born.

Denying this minority the comfort of a stable relationship, recognised and protected by law, seems unfair to me.

Allein G. Moore

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline 'Infidelity is what attacks the family'. Print Edition | Subscribe