Because marriage means different things to different people, the symbolism of marriage shouldn’t be written into our laws. Our laws need to be written to give each individual the freedom to bring their own symbolism to marriage.
Every family is unique, but at the core of every loving family is acceptance. This is the story of a same-sex couple, their son and two daughters, a catholic mother, her children, the passport office and the wisdom of children.
Even though the marriage act does not mention children, the welfare of children is central to the debate on same-sex marriage. The fact is legalising same-sex marriage will protect children.
Gloria Jeans (a chain of coffee houses with strong links to the Australian Christian Lobby and Hillsong Church) are having their very own social-media-meltdown. We look at what went wrong.