I write in response to the letter headlined "Why should we legalise a problem?'' in the Express of June 18. I quote: "If homosexuality was a healthy alternative way of life, then homosexuals would be able to populate an island of their own...for they will soon be extinct unless they engage in heterosexual behaviour."
This level of ignorance is disturbing. Homosexuals are human beings and, not a separate species and they are usually born of heterosexual parents.
Religion plays a significant part in many people's lives, and the right to practice one's choice of religion should be encouraged and supported by the State.
I do not agree with the teachings of any religion being forced on others. The State has the responsibility to protect and support each citizen, as the UN Charter on Human Rights makes clear.
For those who wish to argue that T&T is a religious society and our laws should represent teachings of religion, please consider that everyone does not subscribe to the teachings of religion. Those who do subscribe should be the only ones held accountable to religious teachings. Same DNA, we were born this way.