Giulia Gillard is also culpable of contributing to the overregulation of marriage and has reportedly stated that “Our Christian beliefs” are “our way of life” as “God is a part of our culture” (Tschannen, 2012), thus fueling the claims previously made by Howard. This claim is further strengthened by our current Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has been accused of being “a hyper-Catholic…homophobic, sexist populist” for his attempts to “impose his idiosyncratic religious views on an unwilling public”(Aly, 2013). Abbott has never tried...
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...ir relationships are inferior. Restricting marriage from homosexual couples will continue to promote prejudice and intolerance towards a select group of individuals who otherwise are expected to contribute to society in the exact same ways as heterosexuals. The extension of marriage rights to same sex couples will not alter any single aspect of heterosexual marriage in any direct or indirect way, however it has the potential to greatly influence the lives of those in the homosexual community. Many people, especially teenagers struggle with their sexuality, and the message that would come with the legalization of same sex marriage would greatly support the vulnerable members of the gay community. By denying homosexuals the right to marriage we are saying that it is not acceptable to be gay, which is completely untrue, as it is no more a choice than being heterosexual.
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