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Letter: Gay age of consent

Sir: As a gay person, I find Dr A Majid Katme's letter (19 November) offensive in the extreme.

Inclusion of an equal age of consent in the Queen's Speech is not a threat to the health of society or to his Islamic faith. If I were to insult his race and faith in the same manner, I would rightly be guilty of an offence.

All this law seeks is to treat gay people like anyone else. I, as a Christian, feel we should treat each person as we would like to be treated ourselves.


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