UNCROWDED HOUSE: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten introduces the Marriage Amendment (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015.
UNCROWDED HOUSE: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten introduces the Marriage Amendment (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015. MICK TSIKAS

YOUR SAY: Concerns raised over same-sex marriage

YOUR SAY: IN the Queensland Times' opinion page on June 6, Dr Clare Rudkin wrote in her letter titled 'same-sex marriage is a civil matter' that "it won't make one iota of difference to anyone except the couples that want to marry".

This tunnel vision from a supposedly educated person is quite alarming.

To change the definition of marriage - which may be one way to legalise same-sex marriage - does not create a family but a naturally sterile union; i.e., the word "equality" is a lie.

Homosexual activist Paul Varnell wrote in the Chicago Free Press: "The gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people's views of homosexuality."

I claim that effects are already being felt in terms of freedom of speech in our country.

Pro-marriage equality views are politically correct and are aired at times to the exclusion of the traditional views.

Apparently 70% support is claimed on the television but I have heard of no statement from where this figure comes from.

We have had no referendum and the 60% Irish vote was in a non-compulsory voting country.

My greatest concern for the legalising of same-sex marriage is that the government becomes the official and active promoter.

State schools will be ordered to teach its acceptability to children and employees who express disapproval will be sanctioned.

Parents who object will see their children exposed more than ever to this new "morality".

The "civil matters" that Dr Clare Rudkin mentions can be achieved in legal avenues of a same-sex union bill as opposed to changing the definition of marriage.

You may ask "why?" but I ask "why not?"

GLENDA CARROLL, Bundamba

 

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