Fri Feb 11, 2005
d) Family, relationships and marriage
Walking Australia down the aisle: five steps to gay marriage
This address was delivered at the Australian Marriage Equality launch and forum in Sydney on Feb 12th 2005.The world is rapidly changing.
An increasing number of countries are recognising same-sex marriages.
This means an increasing number of Australians in same-sex relationships are marrying overseas and will want their unions recognised here.
Visitors and immigrants in same-sex marriages will expect the same.
Australians who never even leave the country will look to developments over seas and ask, why not here?
In anticipation of this change, the Government has built a wall around the definition of Australian marriage to keep the barbarians at bay.
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