Marriage Equality: It’s only fair


We can leap to your rescue. We can hold a life in our hands. We can put our lives on the line. We can stand the heat. We can nurse you back to health. So why can’t we get married? We do our jobs. It’s about time politicians did theirs. Call for a parliamentary vote today at equalitycampaign.org.au

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  1. I can`t understand why same-sex marriage could be that kind of a big problem in Australia?
    Here in Norway we have had same-sex marriage since 2009 and all live perfectly well.
    And from this year, it is possible for two of the same sex to marry in a church, with a priest, if someone wants it.

  2. Canadian here, same sex marriage has been legal here for over a decade. Everything is the same, the sun rises every morning and people get on with their lives.

  3. American here, moving to Australia in a couple of months for grad school. Good chance I'll meet my soulmate while in Australia. Would very much like to know our marriage will be recognized like it would in the USA. C'mon Australia, you're more liberal than the US, what's the hold up.

  4. There are no direct quotes in the bible from God or Jesus condemning homosexuality, but there is mention of a covenant of love between two men in 1 Samuel 18:3 in the bible.

  5. I'm lucky enough to be with the man of my dreams for the past 16 years and as he's a Brit, so we can marry in Sydney at the British High Commission. It will be legal in New Zealand (our close neighbours), UK, Ireland, USA, France, Canada but as soon as we step out of the door onto the streets of Sydney it WON'T be recognised by my own government because 13 (yes THIRTEEN) years ago the HOWARD government made the following amendment to the marriage act:

    Section 5(1) of the Marriage Act a marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
    Section 88EA of the Marriage Act states that a union solemnised in a foreign country between a man and another man or a woman and another woman must not be recognised as a marriage in Australia.

    I feel lucky, that on some legal aspect it is a marriage certificate recognised by so many other countries. I'm almost ashamed to call myself an Australian when I see our politicians passing legislation like that, putting the issue aside when it could have been dealt with at the last election by voting on Equality when we voted (which is compulsory here in Australia). How is my love any different than another's? If the Liberal's are so worried about the "sanctity" of Marriage, why are heterosexuals having such high divorce rates???? Why are so many Atheists getting Married?

    sanc·ti·ty
    [ sangk-ti-tee]

    NOUN [PLURAL SANC·TI·TIES.]
    1.
    holiness, saintliness, or godliness.
    2.
    sacred or hallowed character: the inviolable sanctity of the temple.
    3.
    a sacred thing.

  6. The organization calling itself 'Australian Marriage Equality' should be calling themselves AUSTRALIAN MARRIAGE REDEFINITION. The public stance of people from this organization is that only same sex couples should be included in a redefinition of the marriage act to the exclusion of all other forms of marriage that seek to be included in a redefinition of the institution of marriage. The result is NOT EQUALITY but the OPPOSITE. DISCRIMINATE against POLYGAMY, DISCRIMINATE against POLYANNY, DISCRIMINATE against POLYAMORY and UNDERAGE MARRIAGE and give the privilege of a redefinition of marriage exclusively to same sex couples. This is SAME SEX COUPLE PRIVILEGE, NOT MARRIAGE EQUALITY.

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