SSM: Four Arguments for ‘No’

Keith Windschuttle: SSM: Spurious, Specious, Misleading

One argument for altering the definition of marriage is that it will ‘dignify’ gay unions, but dignity in personal relationships cannot be conferred by the state and its impersonal bureaucracy. The best a state can offer is legal protection, which it does already. Dignity is beyond its reach


Greg Walsh: Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty

Any attempt to introduce same-sex marriage must respect conscientious objections. Liberals, whose party is pledged to defend ‘freedom of thought, worship, speech and association’, have been derelict in not revealing the specific legislation they propose should the Yes campaign succeed


Shimon Cowen: SSM: A Struggle of Worldviews

The ideology of ‘marriage equality’ emerged from the politicised and inevitably left culture of our universities. From those institutions come cadres of journalists, teachers, bureaucrats and others bent on imposing their worldview on all, including small children


Michael Kowalik: Same-Sex Marriage and Human Rights

SSM proponents paint ‘traditional’ marriage as increasingly dysfunctional, so why not endorse a distorted facsimile of those allegedly troubled heterosexual unions? This neatly ignores the traditional family’s need for more protection by the state and society



1 comment
  • ian.macdougall

    Right down into the animal kingdom, males are hard wired from birth to reject sexual advances from other males, and also not to make them on their own behalf.
    I speak from some experience here. For God knows what reason, I have had numerous sexual advances from other men; all rejected, courteously and otherwise. And not all of them took place in public dunnies. One happened in a bar in Madrid, in full view of the clientele, and with my wife beside me!
    On this one issue, I am with Cory Bernardi. Marriage should be between one man, and one woman. Full bloody stop.
    Because what’s next? Polygamy? Plenty of Muslims around today who would support that. Bestiality? Many a young gumboots-wearing shepherd in Australia has mastered the art of seducing the odd ewe.
    And why should the law of marriage be so speciesist?

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