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‘MPs won’t jump on same-sex bandwagon’

Two recent editorials in The Australian have underscored the widespread public concern for marriage remaining the union of a man and a woman. In The Weekend Australian, chief editor Paul Kelly wrote that, "The mounting evidence is that the Greens-led "bandwagon" strategy to introduce same-sex marriage backed by wide sections of the ...
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A dad does matter to a child

Toowoomba GP Dr David van Gend writes in today's The Australian that, "Redefining marriage to include gay and lesbian couples would eliminate entirely in law, and weaken still further in culture, the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child." He concludes the article by saying, "Marriage and family formation are about something...
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Marriage has always been male-female

Over the weekend, Ted Lapkin had this to say about marriage: "Yet it's notable that the annals of humanity are devoid of any similar precedent that would legitimate same-sex nuptials. Across continents and centuries, the institution of marriage has invariably involved the male-female family model. "And that's because of the kids. The universality of...
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Media Statement Today by Catholic Church, Australia

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has released a media statement  on the subject of same-sex marriage. Please note that the AMF (i.e. us uploading this material) are of no specific religious or political persuasion. We're simply sharing as much info with you as...
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Marriage: What if it’s about definition, not discrimination?

This is an excerpt from Journalist and Blogger, Ruth Limkin, as a response to the presentations in the Parliament on August 24th: *** Some kind and compassionate people are stating that marriage is discriminatory, because persons who are in a same-sex relationship are excluded from it. While I don’t doubt their sincerity, I wonder if they...
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Launch of The AMF

Finally - a space to hear the 'other' sides of the argument: www.australianmarriage.org AMF is encouraged to see the tabling of a petition of 52,000 signatures in the Senate today in support of marriage. On the back of that tremendous effort, AMF has been launched to contribute a further voice in the public debate on marriage....
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Parliament to hear views on same-sex marriage

Federal Parliament has agreed to set aside time in August for MPs to speak for five minutes on the issue of gay marriage. Last November, Parliament passed a Greens motion calling on MPs to consult their constituents about who should be entitled to marry. On Tuesday evening the House of Representatives agreed that members should report back...
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