Sex on the brain

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02 November 2006

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Sir, — We seem to have gone from being a nation reputed not to talk about sex, to one that is obsessed by it. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Letters, 17 June) is not about sex. It’s about mortgages, insurance, hospital visitation rights: the unsexy responsibilities and privileges that one wishes that person with whom one enjoys a lifelong, committed, loving friendship of companionship and mutual support to enjoy.

If the Church could lead in putting sex back where it belongs — between consenting adults behind closed doors — we could get on with the business of proclaiming and living the gospel.
GRAHAM PHILLIPS
18 Nathan House
London SE11 4PG

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