(CEN) Fight over Same Sex Marriage may be Brewing in Australia

Australian Church leaders have urged MPs to put the needs of children first and reject proposals to amend the country’s Marriage Act to allow same-sex marriages.

Last week over 50 senior Anglican, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant church leaders gave their backing to Revising Marriage?, a paper prepared by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) and distributed to all MPs that defended the traditional view of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

“The traditional concept of marriage has a place in the law for the purpose of supporting the exclusivity and faithfulness of those biological relationships that result in children,” the paper argued. “Marriage in the law is for the sake of children and society,” the ACL paper stated and should not be changed to “primarily serve the interests of adults.”

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One comment on “(CEN) Fight over Same Sex Marriage may be Brewing in Australia

  1. Don C says:

    ” . . .The State would have no interest in the permanence and exclusivity of marriage if it were not the fact that marriage may produce children.”

    This is [i]the[/i] argument and it baffles me why we don’t hear this more here in the States.