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BECAUSE A TINY MINORITY OF SAME-SEX COUPLES REPRESENTING JUST
SHOULD NOT BE ENTITLED TO REDEFINE MARRIAGE FOR THE REST OF US
0.39% OF THE POPULATION
8 reasons to keep man-woman marriage
“Love is love!” “All love is equal!” are all slogans that we’ve been hearing in the media, in the workplace and on the street, but is there more to it than just the nice platitudes?
We believe that keeping marriage limited to a man and woman is the best way forward for our country and here are eight reasons why.
WHY THE TRUE MEANING OF MARRIAGE MATTERS TO SOCIETY
The reality is that marriage has been a man-woman union since the beginning of recorded history. And the reality is that only man-woman marriage provides the ideal environment for children: the complementary care of both a mum and a dad.
‘LOVE IS LOVE’? WHAT ABOUT OTHER RELATIONSHIP TYPES?
Those who say that gender is irrelevant to marriage have no leg to stand on in arguing that marriage should be restricted to just two people. Why not 3 people? Why not a group marriage of two women and two men? Why should homosexual marriages be permitted and group marriages be discriminated against?
KIDS DO BEST WITH A MUM AND DAD
Guided by cultural wisdom, the state should favour the lifelong man-woman union to protect every children’s desire to not be motherless or fatherless, or subject to adult desires alone.
Even two gay fashion designers, Dolce and Gabbana, recognised this. They said in March 2015, “Life has a natural flow; there are things that cannot be changed. [We are] opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents.”
Extensive studies prove that kids do best when they’re raised by a loving, nurturing mum and dad.
RELIGIOUS PROTECTIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE PAPER THEY’RE WRITTEN ON
People who blandly assert that freedom of religion is adequately protected in Australia are either ignorant or being misleading.
See what the YES side has to say on this critically important issue…
I urge everyone who finds [the Catholic booklet featuring teaching on traditional marriage] offensive and inappropriate, including teachers, parents and students, to complain to the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.
The right to the equal protection of the law without discrimination is directed at the legislature and requires State Parties to prohibit discrimination and take action to protect against discrimination.
This is an ongoing process. Just as Labor in office removed an exemption in relation to aged care in Australia — it is something that we will continue to examine when we get into government.
MEANWHILE, SINCE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE HAS BEEN LEGALISED OVERSEAS…
Please don’t be fooled into thinking that once same-sex marriage is legalised that the LGBT activists will be satisfied and stop campaigning for rights. No. As we have seen from Canada, the UK, the United States and New Zealand, same-sex marriage was just a stepping stone toward a much larger, a much wider sex/gender revolution with the agenda to completely re-engineer reality as we know it. Here are some chilling examples:
If you say or write anything considered “homophobic” (including, by definition, anything questioning same-sex marriage), you could face discipline, termination of employment, or prosecution by the government.
Transgenders represent approximately 0.3% of Canadians, yet the government has mandated the use of pronouns (such as che/zhe/chir/zir) for transgenders and failure to address transgenders with their preferred pronouns will result in fines.
Teachers in Ontario have been told to keep child’s transgenderism from parents
The state can seize your child if you you refuse to raise him/her according to the gender that they identify as
Canada introduces ‘X’ as third gender option on passports hailed as an “important step towards advancing equality for all Canadians regardless of gender identity or expression”
In the wake of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, Obama admin forced transgender bathrooms, locker rooms, on schools as condition of funding
California will fine you for refusing to use the correct gender pronoun for transgenders
Christians are being fined tens of thousands of dollars for politely declining to offer their services to cater for a same-sex wedding
United States case study finds redefining marriage redefines parenting
Justine Greening, the UK minister for women and equalities, called the move to give more rights to transgender people the THIRD GREAT “STEP FORWARD” after equality for women and the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2013
Orthodox Jewish girls school faces closure for refusing to teach children about homosexuality
Sex change referrals in the UK skyrocketed from 96 in 2009/10 to a staggering 2,016 in 2016/17
Charities in New Zealand that don’t support homosexual marriage are now being stripped of their charity status
New Zealand’s largest supermarket chain Countdown introduces new transgender policy hailed as a ’spectacular step forward’
A New Zealand primary school have introduced gender neutral uniforms for its pupils (neither distinguishable as male or female)
‘MARRIAGE EQUALITY’ CONFLICTS WITH MARRIAGE REALITY
Can Australia decide rightly about marriage when important issues are hidden from view? Former homosexual activist James Parker says, “People have absolutely no idea where this is going”.
2016 AUSTRALIAN CENSUS STATISTICS SHOW THAT THE NUMBERS DO NOT JUSTIFY MARRIAGE “EQUALITY”
The 2016 census revealed that same-sex couples represent just
of the Australian population.
Yet, other studies have shown that somewhere between
5% & 11%
of same-sex couples have indicated that they want to get married.
So same-sex couples intending on marrying could be as low as 0.019% or as high as
which is hardly a number to justify redefining the bedrock institution of our society.
It’s the height of recklessness to unpick the very fabric that has held civil society together for such an infinitesimally small number of people.
* The statistic can be calculated by doubling the number of same-sex couples (46,800) to 93,600 (number of gays in a relationship), then dividing that by the population of Australia (23,401,892) and then multiplying that by 100.
** This statistic can be calculated by dividing 11 by 100 and multiplying that by 0.39 which equals 0.0429.
SIX CHILLING EXAMPLES OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH UNDER ATTACK OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIA
ARCHBISHOP JULIAN PORTEOUS
Archbishop Porteous was hauled before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission for promoting a Catholic teaching on marriage to the parents of children in Catholic schools.
PASTOR CAMPBELL MARKHAM
Pastor Campbell Markham is facing having to undergo sensitivity training or a fine for blog posts in 2011 stating the Christian position on marriage, if his defence fails.
The Iraq War veteran was sacked from the Army for criticising gender and sexuality diversity policies, including its support for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
IBM executive Mark Allaby has come under fire by LGBT activists for his role on the board of an organisation promoting Christian values and traditional marriage.
LGBT activists pressured Macquarie University senior research associate Steve Chavura to resign from the Lachlan Macquarie Institute due to its Christian values.
A lighthearted debate on gay marriage featuring Coopers beer ignited a vile Twitter campaign with the hashtag #boycottcoopers forcing them into a grovelling apology.
If the threat to freedom of speech is bad now for people who disagree with same-sex marriage, what’s going to happen after it’s legalised?
WHAT YOU’RE NOT BEING TOLD ABOUT THE PUSH FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
While it is true that a number of same-sex couples have no other motive than to marry their partner, there is also a sinister agenda behind the legalisation of same-sex marriage being pushed by LGBTQI activists and their Leftist allies.
See what some of the leading LGBTQI activists have to say in their own words…
“We continue to demand rights, ignoring the fact that human sexuality is fluid and flexible, acting as though we are all stuck in our category forever . . . The narrow categories of identity politics are obviously deceptive.” – LGBT publication “The Advocate” 9-5-95 Pg 43.
“Being gay is much more that just making a cozy home, sleeping with a person of the same gender, and seeking government approval to have these rights . . . Being queer means modifying the parameters of sex, sexuality and family and, in the process, transforming the very fabric of society . . . We must keep our eyes on the goal . . . to radically reorder the way society sees reality.”
“A middle ground might be to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry, not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes, but rather to debunk the myth and radically alter an archaic institution. It is also a chance to wholly transform the definition of family in American culture.”
“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist.”
“I would love to have the people who are out there arguing for same-sex marriage say, ‘Let’s be clear: marriage is about primary emotional commitment to another person and it doesn’t mean I won’t **** around.’ There are virtually no longstanding monogamous gay relationships. I happen to think that this is a good thing.”
“Marxism offers both the hope and the strategy needed to create a world where human sexuality, gender and how we relate to our bodies can blossom in extraordinarily new and amazing ways that we can only try to imagine today, because Marxism has a theory of social change.”