Thank you for taking the time to write to me.
I am intensely proud to represent a party that believes in equality of rights for all people and accepts people as they really are, and not how others would wish them to be. I see the role of the Liberal Democrats as bringing out the best in all people.
From time in immemorial, the institute of marriage has been seen as a good thing in all societies. If two people wish to dedicate their lives to each other, based upon the tenants of mutual love and respect, this is something that should be recognised and applauded by society, and not condemned. If two people of the same sex feel this way about each other, that in no way stops or denigrates the marriage and partnership of a man and a woman who feel the same intensity of love.
To me, it is a matter of both human rights and of all enjoying the greater stability that the institution of marriage brings to society as a whole.
If my arguments cannot convince you otherwise, and since you have brought the name of God into the discussion, I fear that they may not be able to, then may I suggest you study the manifestoes of the other parties and I hope you find somebody more suitable to represent your views.
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Edinburgh North and Leith.