Kerry Provenzano

Couples should not be discriminated against because of their sexuality, says Kerry
Couples should not be discriminated against because of their sexuality, says Kerry

I’m well aware that often people do things that we don’t agree with, but how often do you actually voice your opinion to a complete stranger if their beliefs go against your own?

Not often, unless it’s something really incriminating, and I think that’s a good way for human beings to work... you allow people to get on with their day unless it personally affects you.

I mean, you wouldn’t shout at a Jehovah’s Witness in the street just because you don’t believe in their religion, would you?

More likely than not you’d just carry on with your day.

Sadly for a girl I used to go to school with, this wasn’t the case.

While in a pub with her girlfriend, the pub manager told them they could not kiss each other as it might cause a loss of customers.

Let me just say this now: If the general rule was no kissing for any couples, whether the couple be gay or heterosexual, I wouldn’t have a problem with it at all, but at what point did we make certain rules depending on people’s sexual preferences?

If you don’t agree with homosexual relationships then fine, don’t be in one... it’s as simple as that.

I understand people have their different beliefs and religions, but we’re all people and we all deserve to be treated in an equal and humane manner.

When I hear about the abuse people in homosexual relationships receive it really gets to me because this stuff is real and gay teenagers have committed suicide because they believe society will never accept them.

We’ve got to get rid of this stigma that being gay “isn’t natural”.

Flying on an aeroplane thousands of feet in the air isn’t natural, but none of us swim to Spain!

We’re far more accepting of that because it benefits us, but as a society we see nothing to gain from being accepting of homosexuality.

Well, we do have something to gain: A civilisation where love is love no matter who it is between.

It’s just so jumbled how in some places a woman who has had five failed marriages is allowed to marry again, but two men or two women in a loving, committed relationship are denied that right.

Who are we to decide that?

Quite simply, we have no right to make that judgement.

Two boys together have no less of a relationship than my boyfriend and I do.

Think twice before you judge a gay couple holding hands.

They’re human beings and they’re in love.

Get over it.