Re: Family (a definition)

Jan de Koning (
23 Jul 96 10:01:46 EDT

The definition of family should not be changed. Still, I knew three
sisters, who lived together since the thirties. Only one is still alive. I
would think it perfectly normal that we find a definition, say depending on
years together, to recognize such committed relationships. If we make it
possible for such "bonded living", without calling it a "family ", we will take
away some of the arguments of those who want gay marriages, while also
recognizing the special bonding which indeed exists, and need not be a sinful,
sexual relationship.

Jan de Koning
Willowdale, Ont.