Marriage Reality: a man-woman union, because of its potential to create and raise the next generation
The Coalition’s federal election victory – albeit narrow – has given new hope for a plebiscite on the meaning of marriage.
FamilyVoice research officer Ros Phillips said today that an overwhelming majority of Australians want to have their own say on this fundamental issue, and the Coalition now has a mandate to hold a plebiscite.
“The plebiscite question must be unambiguous, and there should be equal funding to explain both yes and no cases to each household, as in a referendum,” she said.
“A compulsory plebiscite, where people can reveal, in the privacy of the polling booth, their genuine views without media pressure, is the only way to settle this fundamental issue.
“It is not a matter of ‘marriage equality’. Marriage is not discriminatory, as Federal Court Justice Jayne Jagot found in 2013. Men and women are already equal in value. All are equally entitled to marry someone of the opposite sex.
“The plebiscite is really about Marriage Reality: the man-woman meaning marriage has had since the beginning of recorded history because of its potential to create and raise the next generation.”
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