Re: “Union’s goal should be procreation” (letter, 3-28).
The painful words that this woman write are cringe-worthy at best. Not only is the letter a slap in the face to many same-sex couples, but to any couples who medically cannot bear children or simply choose not to have kids.
The author comments that children do better “socially, emotionally and … materially” if they are raised “by their two parents in a single household.” Unfortunately, that is not the case. With divorce, absent parent figures and, God forbid, deaths of parents, the “single household” is no longer the only stable household.
And to say that a same-sex couple, single parent or foster parent cannot give as much love as any straight couple and cannot be the same “incubator of future citizens” is pretentious, cruel and egotistical.
While I am not part of a same-sex couple, nor are my parents a same-sex couple, I know this to be true: As long as a person grows up in a place full of love and support, anything is possible. I desperately hope the author of this letter learns that, and soon.