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The marriage equality bill faces its first crucial vote tomorrow, and the MP behind it says she expects it to pass.
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31/08/2012 2:41:34 p.m.
Craig Young wrote:
To be frank, it is the fundamentalist community that is setting themselves up for disappointment. Are they not aware of the steep decline in Christian religious observance in this country as successive censuses have told us? Oddly enough, it has accelerated more recently- largely at the same time as the emergence of militant fundamentalist political activism in the United States and elsewhere.
30/08/2012 3:44:52 p.m.
" It starts of minimal and then grows."
more irrational fear from folks like yourself?
sorry, but you got nothin'
your arguments were the same used when we gave women the vote, the same used when civil rights were granted to people of color in the US. we've had decades to look at the results of those decisions, and they have made society all the better, no downsides.
your fears are groundless, and feckless.
30/08/2012 12:10:03 a.m.
10 years is not a time frame long enough to judge the affect it will have. It takes time for the affects of actions to come to the surface and show. It starts of minimal and then grows.
So ask yourself why is it important for gay people to be married. I believe it is to feel accepted. To have same rights as other married couples. I understand these feelings and they have every right to feel this way. But changing the law to allow same sex marriage is not going to make this happen. Believers will not allow their faith to be changed. There for not giving gay couples the historic marriage experience. Then being faced with rejection.
It just seems pointless to me. Wanting the tittle of marriage instead of civil union. But not being able to have the traditional marriage. Wanting equality but setting yourself up for rejection.
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