I expect the dissenters found the first option unacceptable because they wanted no part in the legalization of same sex marriage, while the second option would have meant that the democratic high road they claimed to be defending was no longer available. But hey don't let the facts get in the way of your opinion.
The Entsch Cross Party Bill rejected the idea of extending the exemption to other authorised celebrants: It is not considered appropriate to extend the right to refuse to solemnise marriages to other authorised celebrants. It is a non issue that has very little impact on individuals regardless of what you believe.
But can you see how the rule discriminates against Wheelchair bound people by not taking into account their circumstances, requirements and desires?
How does it negatively affect my life that people are all confused about penguins and cats and elephants? Allowed since . Now in this progressive dystopia, love has suddenly become something that tells you to drink battery acid and die. Gay marriage "represents the logical next step in this court's long tradition of reforming marriage to fit the evolving nature of committed intimate relationships and the rights of the individuals in those relationships.
Bans some anti-gay discrimination . LGBT portal. Sexual orientation covered.
That said, I am tremendously concerned that the gay-marriage issue has become a kind of flagship issue, one which is perceived to mark the liberation of all gay peoples from oppression. Holebi in Dutch. Gay couples in many cases aren't monogamousand gay activists like Dan Savage have been very enthusiastic in extoling the virtues of open relationships and fornication.
Pending . Illegal since Penalty: fine, and 3 months to 2 years imprisonment. Courts across the country have ruled that florists, bakers, photographers and T-shirt companies don't have the right to run their businesses according to their Christian faith.
Daily News Highlights. Alongside the familiar anthropological truth that marriage comes in many forms is another truth you don't hear about so much: different kinds of marriage—not to mention non-marriage—mold different kinds of individuals.
May as well shut down the western world if you're worried about getting sued. Lets at least be sympathetic. It really is that simple. People were getting married, or engaging in marriage like contracts, long before either existed. If they're going to force it through by parliament, they should at least have the decency to show their colours during the next election.