The wife of the Queen's representative has joined the controversy about a recommendation by MPs to send gay people to prison for their sexuality. Lady Tuaine Marsters (left), who has a gay son, has made an impassioned plea for love, acceptance and equal rights. She was responding a proposal from a Parliamentary committee to reinstate a penalty of up to five years in prison for for "indecent acts" between men and seven years for consensual sodomy. The proposal would also extend the law to gay women. Lady Marsters is also patron of the LGBT+ community organisation, Te Tiare Association. The committee will now look again at its proposal which has caused an international outcry and calls from some to boycott the Cook Islands as a tourist destination.