Na aanleiding van die onderhoud met prof. Pierre de Vos, “Jou belange: In gesprek met prof. Pierre de Vos”, het ons die volgende kommentaar ontvang:
Christian writes: “Can you believe that people still live in their own little hole and cave in our country? One would think that for so many years we have been fighting for our rights, that it will not be possible to loose it again.”
Eugene Mouton: I think that we should now, more than ever raise our voice in support of our rigths (and the rights of all) and never take any of our rights for granted. NOW, more than ever, the voice of the so-called "Religious/Spiritual Left" should be made known, those of us who equal rights for all. This is also a matter of freedom of religion, the freedom of those of us who support gay marriages is also a matter of freedom of religion.
Legalising gay marriages did infringe on the rights of the so-called "Religious right", as they can choose not to conduct them, but banning gay marriages as they propose would not only violate the rigths of GLBTI people, but also infringe on freedom of religion!
Hennie Pienaar: We have voices and we must make it known to those who want to take away the right of others.
Schalk Naude: Dankie! Ek hoop die hoop gaan ons nie beskaam nie!
Cobus Fourie: I wholeheartedly concur with the precept of "an injury to one is an injury to all." To those of us in the industry of advocacy it has become a mantra of sorts as well as the apt phrase "unity in diversity".
The LGBTIQ community is all but homogeneous, we differ, but these differences should never divide us, quite the opposite. The LGBTIQ community has become licentiously apathetic and complacent and this has to stop.
No law is written in stone, and the adage still holds true: bad things happen when good people do nothing…
Jean: Ons het na 32 jaar in die huwelik getree en niks het juis verander nie maar gee tog vir ‘n mens die nodige sekuriteite en dis wonderlik.
Die verandering aan so ‘n grondwetlike besluit is amper om die apatheidsjare voor 1994 terug te sit op die rak en ons terug te sit in die kas…
Christina: “In South Africa we all believe in rights, but often we only believe in our own rights and not in the rights of others. The best way to safeguard rights and to promote the values of equality, freedom and dignity safeguarded by the Constitution, is to show a concern for the rights of ALL people and to defend those rights when necessary. " ""An injury to one, is an injury to all." I believe members of the gay and lesbian community (and members of the wider community too, of course) must internalise this phrase because we must NEVER forget that today someone else might be affected, but who says it will not be us tomorrow?" – 100%! J
Jean skryf: Thanks vir die blad en dit nogal in Afrikaans! Ek lewe nog altyd as ‘n gay ou en moes altyd almal diskriminasie hanteer en daarmee saamleef.
Ek is n kind van God en snaaks hoe ons almal en alles noodgedwone moet aanvaar, maar die ander partye in ons samelewing diskrimineer steeds teen ons.
Martin skryf: Baie dankie vir jul webblad. Dit is vertroostend en opbouend om te lees dat nie-heteroseksuele persone so naby aan God kan leef en Hom hoor.