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David Hadfield, Forest Row, East Sussex I confess to having been taken aback that a committee of the Law Society has responded to the government’s consultation on ‘gay marriage’ at all, but the more so because its response is prefaced by a reference to the Society representing solicitors in England and Wales, thus giving the impression that this response is made on behalf of all solicitors. Leaving aside the issue of whether this is a matter that should concern committee members in anything other than their private capacities, how can it be proper to head the response in this way? Neither I nor any other solicitor I have spoken to has been asked for an opinion on what is both a legal and (whether the committee likes it or not) a theological issue.