The poisoning of communities that homophobic biggots engage in deserve scorn and derision, along with racists, pedophiles, thieves, conmen, rapists and so on. Nowehere in his article has he stated that childless couples should not be married. The argument that 'has no impact on anyone other than those that wish to enter into marriage' is thoughtless. A civil union have the same property rights as married couples now. Meditation and space at the shrine in Mahan — York, York. But hey don't let the facts get in the way of your opinion. The fight for marriage equality here in Australia has recently gained ground with the news that the Tasmanian Labor government has vowed to act on marriage inequality.
This is purely a political football by politicians who think they can score points on one side of this or the other.
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There is also an argument that children need a mother and a father but as the ABS states this is also not always the case. Is it possible to make a reduced sodium soup? If not now, when? It doesnt matter whether it occurs or not If it was a debate over political matters, I could understand. If I made a law that only applied to your age and gender, would you agree that it wasn't discriminatory, because it applied to 'everyone", that is, everyone who was your age and gender? To do so would be entirely selfish I feel
There are far more important and bigger issues in the world which is why all this time being wasted over such a simple issue as this is ludicrous. Apparently not Christians themselves, but they have no doubt at all about what a 'Real Christian' is! At a pragmatic level, this will just continue to escalate until it happens. Some people are afraid to be civilised. By legislating equal social recognition for same-sex couples, a supportive social environment is created for young people who feel insecure and unsure of their sexual and gender identity. Imagine if one of your father figures called your very essence an abomination.