|Friday, 28 September 2012 10:29|
Good news! Last night the¬†Tasmanian Legislative Council voted AGAINST state-based 'same-sex marriage'.
There are 15 Members in the Legislative Council, 13 of whom are Independents (plus one Labor and one Liberal). Every Member spoke on the Bill - the vote was 8 votes to 6. ¬†
But the battle isn't over
Co-sponsor, Greens leader Nick McKim, said, "The Council's chosen fear over love, the Council's chosen division over unity, and it's chosen the 19th century over the 21st century.¬†And the Council tragically today has held Tasmania back." ¬†
Ruth Forrest, an outspoken Member in the Council who 'supports same-sex marriage', introduced a motion last night¬†to have the matter considered by a select Committee, especially the constitutional issues¬†- the ABC reports that debate on the motion is expected to be held next month.
Activist Rodney Croome says they will lobby against the Members who voted against the Bill. ¬†
Once again, most Members focused mostly on marriage being between a 'man and a woman' and the cost to Tasmania of a High Court challenge because marriage is not a matter for the States. They generally did not criticise homosexuality itself, with its health risks and unnatural behaviour.¬†It is seen to be 'politically incorrect' to deal with those aspects. However, if they aren't dealt with it simply becomes a matter of 'rights' and 'equality'.
This has been a long-term strategy of the homosexual lobby.
Interestingly, Dennis Altman doesn't personally agree with same-sex 'marriage', although he thinks the 'restrictions' should be removed.
ACTION . . .
If you live in Tasmania, please contact your Legislative Council member.
In both cases, please ask them not to support a¬†motion to have the matter considered¬†by a 'select Committee'. ¬†