Sat, 04 Aug 2012 1:36p.m.
Labour Party MP Louisa Wall is leading the charge on a bill which would amend the Marriage Act, to define it as a union between two people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender.
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14/09/2012 5:13:00 p.m.
Can I also say that opposers who state gay marriage will diminish marital traditions fail to realise that economic factors have already changed the role marriage plays in society.
Yes, it was tradition that marriage was between a man and a woman but with those traditions came specific gender roles. A man would go out and earn the bacon while a womans job was to cook, clean and raise the children.
Nowadays, there are inventions that make cooking and cleaning much easier, but in this economic climate, it is imperative for most families to have both spouses working. And also with the feminist movement and the pill, woman have the freedom of choice in deciding the size of her family or whether she wants one in the first place, keeping in mind the cost of raising them.
I feel if people don't want gay marriage and want to keep their traditions then they should realise the other aspects that go with them. Give up your new technologies, have only the husband work and ban the wife from birth control pills. That was the tradition after all.
12/09/2012 1:29:58 p.m.
Craig Young wrote:
Yes, but the United Kingdom is also debating these issues, and our fellow British Commonwealth member Canada has already legislated for it, Frank.Granted, Australia is a little backward on these issues (as indeed it is with many other human rights issues)...
11/09/2012 6:51:09 p.m.
LOUISA...wakey.....wakey I keep telling you.The international committee for human rights keeps telling you, there are no human rights issues involved in gay marriage ,the girl ? is in deep denial.A cold shower and a strong mug of coffee might be in order.
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