Civil marriage is different and distinct from religious marriage. Rest assured that no religious group will be forced to marry a lesbian or gay couple against their beliefs (just like some won’t marry people who are divorced). Marriage equality won’t take anything away from the religious freedom of those who oppose it, but it will restore and uphold the religious freedom of those who support it. Over 100 prominent Christian ministers, including several Anglican bishops, have spoken out publicly in support of marriage equality. And research shows most Australians of faith support marriage equality.