Gay marriage in Australia: No side unwilling to mention the word ‘marriage’
THE No campaign has talked about political correctness and plenty more. Neither does it appear on screen, aside from in the logo of the organisation. But, again, the pros and cons of whether two people of the same gender, committed to one another, should be allowed to be married under civil — not religious — law, is almost entirely missing. A prominent same-sex marriage campaigner has told news. But an expert in political campaigns says the No campaign needs to shift the discussion, because, quite simply, they will lose a debate solely focused on relationships and whether couples should be treated fairly.
Brisbane City Councillors receive hate mail on historic marriage equality vote
Marriage equality is a highly-debated issue that has polarised the western world. So to assist with weighing up the options, I have constructed an exclusive list of the pros and cons associated with allowing same-sex couples to tie the knot. Pro: Political equality This one is a no brainer: marriage equality means that we receive the same legal rights in the Marriage Act as heterosexual Australians; yay us! Leading normal lives may leave us with withdrawals from the fun of systematic homophobia. Pro: Locking down that silver fox cash.
THE same-sex marriage debate in Parliament has focused on accusations of homophobia and religious intolerance, to date. As a society we need to know what effect this change in the Marriage Act may have on families and the children involved in generations to come. In a society where church and state are separate, as in Australia, an effective debate needs to be conducted in the secular domain. If our government no longer looks to Christian values as the basis for decision making, then culture becomes the guide.