Category: Same Sex Marriage

Abbott’s obstruction of gay marriage is a defence of privilege and the power of shame | David Marr | Australia news | The Guardian| Dictating Culture

‘There’s an old habit in this country of politics paying far too much heed to the least attractive demands of Christianity.’

It isn’t ‘freedom’ that the former prime minister and the bishops uphold – it’s their power to dictate the laws of marriage to the rest of us

Source: Abbott’s obstruction of gay marriage is a defence of privilege and the power of shame | David Marr | Australia news | The Guardian

‘David v Goliath battle’: Same-sex marriage opponents mobilise for plebiscite campaign

 

Marriage equality advocates have also refused to say whether they would encourage supporters to vote in the plebiscite.

The pamphlet reads: “Married biological parents have a better record for providing safety and development of healthy, well-adjusted adult children. They minimise abuse and neglect of children.”

Source: ‘David v Goliath battle’: Same-sex marriage opponents mobilise for plebiscite campaign

Andrew Bolt promoted this lie on the Bolt Report now for the truth

Below are 75 studies concluding that children of gay or lesbian parents fare no worse than other children. Click here to jump to the 4 studies concluding that children of gay or lesbian parents face added disadvantages.

 

Liberal MPs secretly drafting private members’ bill to legalise same-sex marriage

Two Liberal MPs have been secretly working on a plan to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia as soon as August, with a draft copy of the laws well advanced and consultation with advocates underway.

Source: Liberal MPs secretly drafting private members’ bill to legalise same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage: Irish campaign had negative effect on most LGBTI people | Australia news | The Guardian

The first study of the negative social and psychological impacts of the campaign in Ireland reveals a high degree of distress among respondents

Source: Same-sex marriage: Irish campaign had negative effect on most LGBTI people | Australia news | The Guardian

Plebiscite hate speech fears blown out of proportion: Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson says she would be prepared to put aside her personal opposition to same-sex marriage and vote for it in the Senate – but only if the Australian people vote in favour of it at a plebiscite.

Source: Plebiscite hate speech fears blown out of proportion: Pauline Hanson

Gayby Baby: Out Of The Mouth of Piers Akerman who never bothered to see it.

Whatever the Daily Telegraph pays Piers Akerman to spread his unique brand of ‘commentary’, it’s not enough. So if you’re reading this Rupert Murdoch, double the man’s salary.Akerman’s column this week attacking the independent Australian documentary, Gayby Baby – and the Tele’s complementary campaign of smearing shit all over itself and then grinning like a five-year-old – has done more than any hard working publicist could ever do to promote a film that every Australian should see.

Source: Gayby Baby: Out Of The Mouths Of Babes, And Piers Akerman | newmatilda.com

An argument Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), and even a group of 40 religious leaders from multiple faiths, is that it will have a negative impact on children’s wellbeing.

You might have heard the argument that legalising same-sex marriage will be detrimental to the children raised in same-sex parented homes. But is that right? New Fact or Fiction: http://ab.co/1KnAQor