Letters to the editor — Thursday (2-12-15)
The Salisbury Post welcomes letters to the editor. Each letter should be limited to 300 words and include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. Limit one letter each 14 days. Write Letters to the Editor, Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639. Or fax your letter to 639-0003. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Same-sex couples can be loving parents
Re. Jackie Taylor’s letter to the Salisbury Post, Feb. 11 (“Same-sex parents?”).
Children and dogs both need the same thing in parents/owners respectively, but rarely do they have a choice in the matter.
If they are fortunate, they are raised by someone who loves and cares for them regardless of the parent(s)/guardian(s)’s sexual orientation, marital status (single, married, divorced) or relationship (grandparents, foster or adoptive parents).
Same-sex parents may choose to have children like other couples in committed relationships. I know many same-sex couples who are dedicated, loving parents, adored by their children. Their main family struggle is not internal; it is external — dealing with the hurtful narrow-mindedness of others.
— Donna Prunkl
All you need is love
This is in response to the letter from Jackie Taylor:
Love makes a family. Let me say it again; LOVE makes a family.
Providing sperm or egg may make one a progenitor, but love is what makes a parent.
— Teresa Rowell