An upper house motion to allow same-sex marriage has passed in New South Wales, which now joins Tasmania and the Capital Territory on ending the ban.
But the argument’s not over yet.
MP Cate Faehrmann
compares the ban on same-sex marriage to the 1950s code prohibiting Aboriginal men to marry white women, and Catherine Cusack points to the “enormous harm and hurt” the ban causes.But Mason-Cox
warns that same-sex marriage could lead to polygamy “or other variants.” And Labor leader Foley opposes it because his definition of marriage is a ''procreative relationship open to the possibility of children'' - a view that shouldn’t sit well with any couple that either cannot or decides not to have children.
As usual, arguments in favor of same-sex marriage are logical and compassionate and promote equal rights, and those opposed reflect ignorance and fear.
Tell NSW and Australia you support logic, compassion and same-sex marriage.
We, the undersigned, ask NSW and the Australian Government to support an amendment to its 1961 Marriage Act to legalize same-sex marriage.
We reject arguments opposed to NSW’s motion to allow same-sex marriage as illogical and fear-mongering and see no reason whatsoever to continue to deny equal rights to all citizens.
We agree with NSW’s MP Catherine Cusack that denying gay people the right to marry is harmful and hurtful, as well as archaic. She represents best the argument in favor of gay marriage when she adds that the rights her family has been granted “ought to be extended to all couples.”
Please continue to honor logic and compassion and support of same-sex marriage.