Jennifer Westacott says when marriage equality opponents say she and other same-sex couples ‘are not capable of caring for children, that is deeply hurtful’

Claiming children raised by same-sex couples are worse off is “deeply offensive and wrong”, the Business Council of Australia chief executive, Jennifer Westacott, has said.

Speaking to Radio National on Thursday Westacott defended the right of businesses to take a stance on marriage equality and her desire for her more than 30-year same-sex relationship to be treated with the same respect as others.

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