Yep totally for it. It's not up to me to say who someone else can marry be whoever their partner is.
In this day & age, & how Australia is as a culture, we're meant robe accepting of all people.
It's a free country, so why should who you marry be any different
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25-03-2012 16:48 #161
25-03-2012 16:48 #162
I'm not a member of my local high school, so I don't expect to take part in any of their ceremonies, and I do not expect them to be able to influence government to discriminate against me.
I'm not a member of the Roman Catholic church, so I don't expect to take part in any of their ceremonies, and I do not expect them to be able to influence government to discriminate against me.
Marriage in church has nothing to do with legal marriage. Yes, church marriage may be meaningful to you, but it is irrelevant to this discussion about legal marriage (i.e. the one you would have registered with the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages if you had believed in that aspect of it).
You were asked at some point what should happen with couples who discover they're infertile. Since technology does not always exist for them to create life together (DH and I for one example), your answer still doesn't quite answer the question. Do you believe our marriage should be dissolved against our will because we can't procreate with each other?
Should the fact a sleeping woman ran my husband over in her car (eventually causing his sterility) mean he is now forever banned from marrying? Except for physical injuries he is the same person who you would have permitted to marry earlier in his life. (The minister who presided over both the religious and secular parts of our marriage ceremony did not seem to think a car accident should preclude marriage.)
25-03-2012 16:59 #163
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When she says she would not vote to change the marriage act, I take it on her word that she doesn't believe in it with religion being a non factor in her reasons. I don't think she cares much for marriage full stop.
25-03-2012 17:12 #165
I think we need to look at the big picture. All around the world, even the most progressive countries haven't legalised gay marriage. The US did in one state for about a month and it was withdrawn. I don't think it's that Gillard doesn't support it. It's that she doesn't have the courage to be one of the first countries in the world to do it. There's a clear status quo world wide and I think she plans to stick to that. I think she fears the backlash from the conservative voters and given she is holding on my a thread as it is, she's not wanting to P off the religious labor vote and have those people vote lib.
It's more about self preservation and blending in with the rest of the world than disagreeing with it IMO
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25-03-2012 17:16 #166
Des, politics is all about interests, negotiation and donations. Much of what goes on is never seen or heard by the public so people only see the face of the party and lay all the blame upon them for either doing something or not doing something.
Policy decisions have a lot of influences from all over the place so it isn't about the one issue when it comes down to it. Should be, but isn't.
25-03-2012 17:41 #167
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