I couldn’t care less who my neighbour wants to marry

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Gay marriage is one of the big issues in world politics at the moment, with large demonstrations against same-sex marriage in many countries.

In France there have been two days of violent clashes on the streets of Paris.

An estimated 150,000 people turned out to protest and smoke bombs, rocks and bottles were reportedly hurled at the police. They responded with tear gas and baton charges.

Come on. Isn’t this an over-reaction? I’ve got no problem with people’s right to demonstrate, but is it really worth the violence?

At the end of the day, who is gay marriage really bothering?

I couldn’t care less who my next-door neighbour wanted to marry. And anyway, it’s none of my business.

It has no impact on my life, so I’m really not bothered.

It’s said that the ‘traditions’ of a country are affected by passing laws such as gay marriage.

Well, it was only a few hundred years ago that it was ‘tradition’ to drown or burn people who were suspected of being witches.

England has always had a great tradition of drinking tea. Well, I didn’t see any people in Waterlooville precinct protesting when Costa opened a coffee shop.

And then you have people moaning that gay marriage is against the beliefs of the Church.

How many people are there actually left in the country who believe in God any more?

Whenever I’ve been to a church recently, the regulars must have had an average age of 126 and there have only been a smattering of them.

Society has become more secular now. Kids don’t automatically believe all the things they’re taught in RE now.

You may as well believe in unicorns, or that The Kraken live off the shore of Hayling Island.

At a time when a soldier is brutally killed in broad daylight, we really need to take stock in this country.

Whether you’re for or against gay marriage, there are more serious things going on in the world at the moment that people could be taking to the streets about.