Friday, January 14, 2011

Not an Ally

Roslyn Phillips, Tea Tree Gully, SA shows that she is not an ally with this letter to The Australian.

The definition of marriage in the Marriage Act -- the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life -- contains five elements. There must be a union, not just a friendship; it must be a union of a man and a woman; it must be an exclusive union, not involving polygamy or adultery; it must be a voluntary union, not entered under coercion; and it must be a union for life.

If any one of these elements is missing at the outset, the relationship is not a marriage.

She doesn’t say why she is against the freedom to voluntarily enter into same-sex marriage and polygamous marriage. But that is typical. Rarely does anyone try to actually give a reason for their anti-equality stance that isn’t based merely on their personal preferences or religion.
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