|Sunday, 28 February 2010 09:47|
Same-sex "marriage" bill defeated
Good news! On Thursday 25 February the Federal Senate soundly rejected Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young's attempt to change the Marriage Act to include same-sex relationships.
Both the government and the Coalition opposed the Bill. The proposal lost¬†45¬†votes to five - this means 25 Senators did not vote.¬†Only the five Greens Senators voted for the Bill - showing that they are more about radical social engineering than the environment.
The 'Marriage Equality Bill' was tabled¬†by Hanson-Young last year and the Senate decided to send it to¬†Committee. The¬†Committee called for public submissions and a record number were received. Whilst there was considerable opposition a substantial number of submissions were supportive due to the growing activities and organisation of the homosexual lobby.
The Senate Committee rejected same-sex marriage but made two recommendations that we totally reject, including the formation of a national framework to¬†rejecter¬†same-sex and heterosexual relationships. and¬†that the Australian government provide 'certificates of non-impediment' to homosexuals and lesbians¬†wanting to get 'married' overseas.
The Senate report was tabled late last year and no response to it has yet been made.Read media reports at The Age and ABC.