There are too many unknowns; this could be a slippery slope to redefining marriage as between multiple partners … or who knows what?

There are too many unknowns; this could be a slippery slope to redefining marriage as between multiple partners … or who knows what?

The only question before us is whether all Australians should have the right to marry the person they love. Nothing else can or will be changed by amending the Marriage Act to recognise marriage equality. Allowing marriage between two people of the same sex is about advancing fairness and equality. It is a step we’re ready for: two-thirds of Australians as well as a majority of MPs agree. Marriage equality will not change anything for the vast majority of Australians, but will make a profound difference to the status and dignity of some. Today 21 other countries today have marriage equality: including the UK, New Zealand, Ireland and the US and happily, in those places, the sky hasn’t fallen in. Marriage is still about two loving, consenting adults making a legally recognised commitment to each other. Marriage equality is about celebrating same-sex couples’ love and commitment and strengthening their families. Affirming their equality has brought joy, dignity, security and belonging to millions of people. Just like people in many other countries across the world, Australians are now more accepting of LGBTI people. If we have eliminated discrimination from our hearts, isn’t it time to eliminate it from our laws?

A:

How do you think life would be different if all loving, committed couples could get married? Do you think it would be a good thing for Australians to be able to celebrate all of our friends’ love and commitment equally?

Was this helpful?

Add your thoughts

Please login or register to comment!

Be the first to comment!

All Australians should be able to get married

B
Belinda Kaminski believes in fairness
S
Sunjoo believes in fairness
K
Kaitlyn believes in fairness
I
Iain believes in fairness
2017-10-17 19:39:43 +1100
H
Harry believes in fairness
2017-10-17 19:22:01 +1100
F
Fiona believes in fairness
2017-10-17 19:15:34 +1100
J
Julian believes in fairness
2017-10-17 19:07:29 +1100
x
xinran believes in fairness
A
Andrew believes in fairness
2017-10-17 19:02:23 +1100
K
Keith believes in fairness
Go to main site