We need space for dissenting views

Dear Sir, — The editor chose to write about the transgender issue in last week’s editorial.
It is true to say that people should be allowed to live as they please as long as it harms no-one else, but, I feel, they should also be prepared to accept without reservation the fact that there will be many people who are quite unable to form an opinion on the subject.
The problem these days is that there are people who are prepared to say in no uncertain terms that any dissenters are acting in a discriminatory manner. 
I recall that two weeks ago an anonymous writer suggested that Fiona Bruce MP for Congleton isn’t fit to be a Member of Parliament and should step down because she did not agree with the concept of gay marriage and voted against the Bill in Parliament.
I am sure that Fiona Bruce tolerates people who are different and is just as nice with them as she is with everyone else. 
I firmly believe that this is how most people behave, but there must always be room for accepting that some people are at a loss to understand the situation when they hear about a mismatch between a person’s biological sex and their gender identity, and react in different ways. — Yours faithfully,
RS NORBURY
Biddulph.