Tue Nov 10, 2009
o) Articles by other people
'Insensitive, invalid and illogical'
This address to the 2009 Senate marriage equality inquiry was made by Shelley Argent OAM on 9.11.09.Thank you for allowing me to speak here today - to discuss same sex marriage Ė an issue that affects thousands of couples and their families including one of my sons.
As you may know I am the parent of 2 sons. My eldest son James is gay the younger is straight.
As a mother who loves both her sons equally - it is heartbreaking to see one of my sons, continuing to be discriminated against - in his own country because of his sexual orientation.
Homosexuality is a natural orientation that is neither chosen nor caused by poor parenting - and canít be cured because it isnít an illness.
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