Monday, February 13, 2012

Equality



First Archbishop Hickey states that child abuse and neglect are on the rise because of same sex marriage. Now I have just read that Joe Hockey stated on ABC radio tonight that although the majority of his constituents support marriage equality, he would not vote for it. He believes that children should be raised by a mother and father. I thought Australia was a secular state and had a separation of Church and State. Marriage is a civil union sanctioned by the State. I do not want the churches "blessing" or "sacrament". I simply want equality for my family.

It is becoming more and more difficult to not feel like a second class citizen who's rights are determined by my peers. I want Willow and Taylor to grow up knowing that their family is accepted, acknowledged and free from persecution by religion.

Those people who want to protect their personal religious views should remember and cherish the fact that Australia is a secular state. Otherwise they could find their religious freedom disappear! We have a right to practise religion, not persecution.

I am also concerned that many people are "supportive" to ensure they appear "politically correct" and in private are happy to support the status quo. Things are only going to change if those in our life take a moment to genuinely support equality for our family. It only takes a moment to write an email. Please email your local federal member expressing you support for marriage equality.


It only takes a moment to write an email. Please email your local federal member expressing you support for marriage equality.

Here is a link to the current members contact details.

Current List of Members of Parliament

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