“All things being equal, Australians would get to hear both sides of the marriage debate,” FamilyVoice Australia research officer Ros Phillips said today.
“But ‘equality’ is missing, and yesterday was no different. About 30 indigenous people travelled considerable distances to Canberra to present a bark petition to MPs. They called for the protection of marriage – which has been a sacred part of their culture for thousands of years: a man-woman union.”
Ros Phillips said The Australian reported the story today, but with a negative slant, and also carried a paid advertisement explaining the petition on page 4. “But I searched in vain for other reports,” Ros Phillips said.
“Australians are known for upholding ‘fair play’. Many of us who support natural marriage – including thousands of indigenous Australians who have known no other kind of marriage since they first arrived in this wide brown land – are still waiting for it!”
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