Celebrities are endorsing it. TV stations are declaring and supporting it, Government is divided by it and others are quiet about it
Same sex marriage….everyone has their view or are impartial to it…. It seems ok to make a stand if you support it, but when someone aposed it they are deemed gay haters, irrelevant and selfish about who gets to love who…
I have many gay friends. Some of the closest people to me are in open, loving gay relationships. They have made lifelong commitments to each other and are very happy.
The issue is that is being “promoted” is not address marriage, it is making a statement about same-sex couples being able to love and commit to each other in the same way a man and women can through marriage.
I didn’t write this to get up on a soap box and raise my point of view. I didn’t write this in ignorance that I may ruffle the feathers of people. This is not written while pointing the finger at others. I respect everyone and whatever they choose to believe and I would never intend to push my views, beliefs and opinions on anyone else. I am not ashamed of what I believe in or what I value. I realise that in writing this I may in fact lose friendships, upset people close to me and most likely be ostracized by those I know.
I don’t want to be known as a person of tolerance and someone who is relevant, I want to be know for someone who has conviction and makes a stand for things that I deem important.
The issue at hand is not about love. There are no law or definitions about who you can and cannot love. The issue is a definition. The definition of marriage in the Australian Constitution states that marriage is between a man and women at the exclusion of all else.
Allowing same-sex couples to marry is asking the Australian government to allow equality in marriage. Should this be allowed; it would not just allow same-sex couples to marry but open up the potential for much more than just same-sex couples to “tie the knot”. ”Marriage equality” means then it is the right of every person to marry anyone they choose. Do you really want this?
That allows minors to marry, siblings to marry, bigamy and what every else someone in society wants….Are people truly ok with this?
Here is an interesting articles to further discuss the:
Whatever our Government ultimately decided I will respect, however I will not stand silent over something that I believe has a huge and changing impact of the future of society.