Tolerance in a Pluralist Society

I think we should give credit to GetUp! for having the courage to withdraw its support from the petition seeking the deregistration of Dr Pansy Lai for her views on same sex marriage. The issue at stake here is tolerance in a pluralist society. I am confident that our society will be able tolerate loving relationships between homosexuals being called marriage. At the same time, we must respect the rights of those who hold a traditional view of marriage. It would be intolerable to deny them the right to practice medicine, or law, or teaching because of their views. Formerly, many societies shared common cultural and religious beliefs. Nowadays most societies are pluralist. The political cultu

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Peter Francis Fenwick       Writer      Melbourne     Australia