Legalising same sex marriage in Australia
Opening Quote - "Why is it that as a culture we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" All human beings have the right to be married. Denying gay people the right to marry means that we as a society are saying that gay people are less than human. Shame on us for thinking this way. Reasons for same sex marriage: for legal security, to publicly celebrate their commitment, to provide greater legal protection for their children, or simply because they are in love. According to a national study by researchers at the University of Queensland, 54% of Australian same-sex partners would marry if they had the choice. Can you believe that we Australia don’t allow same-sex couples to get married? It happens in countries all around the world. (13 countries) Not just where you would expect like Holland and Sweden. But places like Spain and South Africa. It makes Australia look a little behind. We all know some gay elder mates or uncles who rellies who pay their taxes and live by the law. But when it comes to one of the most important moments of your life - your wedding day - the law says gays are suddenly so different they’re not allowed to have one. Society says its fine for gays to tailor your wedding suit, chauffeur you, co-ordinate the reception, even stand up and declare you man and wife. But my gay friends aren’t stereotypes, they’re real people with real hearts and their love for their partners is just as precious as the love between a man and a woman. And they want to get married for exactly the same reasons as everyone else does. They’re in love. They want to make a commitment to each other. I don’t see how allowing same-sex couples to get married hurts anyone else. Marriage brings so much joy, not to mention for families and friends. Every mum wants to see her son or daughter get married. It shouldn’t make any difference if her kid’s gay. And what about the kids raised by gay...
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