A Bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia
Broaden the definition of marriage to include same-sex partnerships.
Beginning of 2016.
Every citizen of Australia for whom the current Marriage Act applies.
media release (government)
The Government believes that Australia should join other countries such as New Zealand, Canada, the UK and USA in the will of freedom to legalize same-sex marriage. Why ignore something that is already a reality? Even the Oxford Dictionary has accepted same-sex marriage into its definition of ‘marriage’ since 2000.
Why has it taken this long for Australia to follow?
It is important to love yourself for who you are, not what the law says you are. Australia prides itself for being a ‘free country’, but is it really, when we are preventing happiness in individuals and communities?
Even if you want to stop homosexuality, making ‘straight’ people marry only won’t stop it. It has been scientifically proven that it isn’t the case that ‘straight’ people make more straight people, and gay people make gay people.
In conclusion, the government believes the bill should be introduced at the start of 2016.
For inquiries, please contact James Gregory
media release (opposition)