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The fight for same-sex marriage in Australia is far from over

In a democracy social policy should be decided by the people, not by the judiciary, as has happened in the United States this week. The Age Newspaper – 1 July 2015 Senator Eric Abetz It is disappointingly predictable that the media in Australia is obsessed by a slim majority activist US Supreme Court decision. At the same time there have been ... Read More »

How will the US Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision affect Religious Liberty?

On Friday, five justices affirmed LGBT Americans’ Constitutional right to wed. The other four foreshadowed the major conflicts over religious freedom that are about to begin. For a long time, supporters of gay marriage in the U.S. were in the minority. As early as last year, that started changing, and now, a solid majority of Americans support same-sex unions. As ... Read More »

Most support child over gay rights: poll cites

Australians support the right of a child to have a mother and a father over the right of same-sex couples to get married, an opinion poll indicates. The Galaxy poll of 1200 Australians, commissioned by the Australian Marriage Forum, found three out of four respondents agreed society should try to ensure children are raised by their own mother and father. ... Read More »

Australian Roman Catholic Church attacks corporate same-sex marriage supporters

The Roman Catholic Church in Sydney has launched an attack on corporations that publicly support same sex marriage. It called advertising drives by corporations for marriage equality “cashed-up, activist-driven media campaigns” and made veiled threats about the church’s purchasing power. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney business manager Michael Digges wrote to at least some of the companies that supported marriage ... Read More »

Supporters of man-woman marriage should not be labelled bigots

By Andrew Hinge The Australian Christian Lobby was today concerned at the intolerance and vandalism being shown to conscientious objectors of same-sex marriage and call for a mature public debate. Today it was reported that Australian Marriage Forum president, Dr David van Gend’s medical practice had been graffitied with the words “van Gend bigot”.  The attack follows abuse levelled at ... Read More »

MP’s shouldn’t ‘own’ abolition of a child’s right to know their mum or dad

Lyle Shelton Parliamentarians planning to ‘own’ Bill Shorten’s same-sex marriage bill need to explain how they would protect the rights of children to know their biological parents. In abolishing “man and woman” in the Marriage Act, Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said parliamentarians risked legislating one of the greatest injustices against the rights of children in modern times. ... Read More »

Same-sex marriage: ‘Silent majority’ of Australians will reject gay marriage says Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

By political reporter James Glenday The “silent majority” of Australians will reject moves to introduce same-sex marriage, according to the Abbott Government frontbencher responsible for social cohesion. Conservative NSW Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells believes allowing a conscience vote on the issue would be perceived as a “cop out” and might lead to a disconnect between the Liberal Party’s base and ... Read More »

An Orthodox Christian Senator Advocates Same-Sex Marriage

Sinodinos calls on party to allow conscience vote on same-sex marriage As a supporter of marriage equality, senator Arthur Sinodinos says Liberal party members should be allowed to have a conscience vote on the matter  NEOS KOSMOS – Saturday 9 May 2015 Senior Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos says his party should allow a conscience vote on same-sex marriage. Senator Sinodinos ... Read More »