I can see nothing that I will do differently. What I do hope is that my contribution here will not be derided as bigoted or homophobic out of hand, but that it will be seen as part of a civil discussion. Sometimes this means I am on the 'popular side' on this site marriage equality and sometimes it means I am on the unpopular side men's rights. Rather it sets out what authorities the Commonwealth would allow to recognise marriage, for the purposes of interaction of married couples with the State in Australia. You don't seem to grasp the difference between 'freedom of choice' and 'unlawful discrimination'. New Zealand, and we ought to get with the programme. Whilst often steeped in entrenched sexism, polygamous marriages are allowed in some cultures, and there's no reason someone cannot fall in love with more than one person having an extramarital affair is legal, but a polygamous marriage is not ; the age of consent is a legal definition that doesn't necessarily reflect an individual's physiological or intellectual maturity; and the laws against incestuous marriages also apply to step- and adopted siblings who are not actually biologically related, and the consternations about inbreeding weakness and high risk of genetic problems with the children certainly wouldn't apply to homosexual relationships.
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I oppose same-sex marriage (and no, I'm not a bigot)
I prepare many couples for marriage each year. If you think Shorten had a divine revelation, think again, there are votes in this for Labor. No matter what one's attitude is towards this topic, it would be appreciated if one could please provide sound reasoning and stop clogging up the comments section with such rubbish. The equality part of the equation has already largely been dealt with. Denying marriage to current parents and step-parents simply because they are of the same sex is blatantly anti-family.
We do not need to posit any argument in favour. But the wars will go on, just the same. Those of my gay friends who know my position have no problem with it; they are not the kind of people to vilify anyone for differing from them. Governor Mike Huckabee pointed out that for the Supreme Court to legalise same-sex marriage is to overturn nature, which is impossible. Gay marriages being forced on the Catholic Church. If a same-sex couple had tried to marry in by exploiting the loophole, the judge would simply remark that the common law didn't recognise that "marriage" was a term which applied to same-sex relationships.