Tue Nov 03, 2009
d) Family, relationships and marriage
Inquiry to hear case for equality
This article was published in MCV on 4.11.09.On Monday the Senate marriage equality inquiry holds a day of hearings in Melbourne.
The Melbourne hearing is the only one, and despite receiving over 15,000 submissions, about two thirds of which supported same-sex marriage, the Committee has only called a total of eight witnesses.
Worse, the witness list gives the impression that the battle over marriage equality is between human rights activists on the one hand and conservative Christians on the other.
Pro-equality submissions were made by academics who have researched the impact of marriage equality, Christian leaders who put love above hate, and, most importantly, couples affected by marriage discrimination.
But none were invited to appear before the inquiry. [ read more... ] [ comments? ]