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New Lessons Learned from Overseas

There are so many reasons to love living in Australia, one of which is the fact that we are amongst the vast majority of countries where genderless marriage is illegal. It means we have the benefit of watching the fallout in countries where marriage has been degendered. Here are some recent developments… In the UK - Once...
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OUT WITH ‘MOTHER & FATHER’ – IN WITH BIG GOVERNMENT

Don't say we didn't tell you: "For if we redefine marriage we redefine parenting and we redefine family" - the first paragraph of the AMF President's new book. Words like "mother" and "father" exclude and offend genderless couples and must be rendered gender neutral. This week, the inevitable working out of this legal logic is confirmed again...
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‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ Are Redundant in Ontario

Genderless Marriage was legalised in Canada in 2005. Soon, babies born in Ontario will no longer be able to look at their Birth Certificate as a statement of biological fact, but rather a record of the adults ‘hanging around’ at the time that they were born. Ontario’s government is about to remove the terms “mother” and...
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What if Marriage is About More Than Love?

Wise words from Lucy Wicks MP, federal member for Robertson NSW. She points out that, as an ideal, we should keep marriage as a structure that gives children both a mother and father.... That is exactly what marriage does. And that is exactly what 'same-sex marriage' prevents. Why does such a common-sense statement now sound so...
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THE BOOK THE PRINTER BANNED IS NOW A ‘BEST-SELLER’!

As we reach one month since the launch of Dr David van Gend's book, STEALING FROM A CHILD: THE INJUSTICE OF 'MARRIAGE EQUALITY', we have reached 5,000 sales. That makes the book a 'best seller', of sorts - despite the ideological ban by the printer, and the 'silent treatment' by major media. Thank you everyone...
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Same-Sex Marriage ‘Opinion Poll’ Affects Everyone

Mr Shorten asks, "“Why should gay people in Australia have to go through a lawmaking process that nobody else does? Why do their relationships have an opinion poll?” Answer: "It's not just about gay people, Mr Alternative PM. Same-sex relationships already have exactly the same legal status and benefits in Australian law as any other couple,...
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PLEBISCITE GONE? THE MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN DOES NOT MISS A BEAT.

The president of the Australian Marriage Forum, Dr David van Gend, commented on Labor's blocking of the people's vote on marriage. He made clear that the national campaign for winning Australian hearts and minds and keeping the Coalition government faithful on marriage, will not slow down even for a day. He said, at the Canberra launch...
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‘Stealing From a Child’ – Radio interviews worth a listen

Lyle Shelton & David van Gend - on the state of the marriage debate, and the book tour: "This book is a tour de force. For anyone who's confused about this issue, David has marshalled all the arguments in a sensitive, compassionate but clear way... You've done a great service, David, in producing this book". Lyle Shelton,...
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