From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Secular government recognition of any other union within the definition of "marriage" would therefore reflect a belief in the moral equivalence of acts between a husband and wife and acts between two men or two women; this belief is contrary to Catholic doctrinal teaching. Retrieved 22 April Subscribe to our mailing list. With his job on the line and many voters in his own electorate desperate to see him ousted, Tony Abbott is seeking credit wherever he can take it. Abbott then campaigned tirelessly against the simple proposition, arguing that people "who don't like the direction our country is headed" should vote against it, warning that "if you degender marriage, a whole lot of things come in its wake", drawing a stinging rebuke from his gay and now married sister Christine Forster. The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation leaves the choice to individual rabbis.
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If someone wants to argue that two people who have not in the past been recognized as marriage partners should now be recognized as marriage partners, one must demonstrate that marriage law not civil rights law has overlooked or misidentified something that it should not have overlooked or misidentified. Christianity and sexual orientation and Christianity and homosexuality. A marriage and a homosexual relationship are two different kinds of relationships and it is a misuse of civil rights law to use that law to try to blot out the difference between two different kinds of things. Because if it is now arbitrary and unjust to recognize heterosexual marriage as something exclusive and different from homosexual relationships, then it will be arbitrary and unjust not to grant the request of other partners to call their sexually intimate and enduring relationships marriage. Matthew Shepard Online Resources. But only to prohibit a conscience vote and bind the Liberals' SSM agitators to government solidarity crossing the floor is grounds for expulsion. Archived from the original on March 3,
Archived copy as title link visited January 20, People of the Third Sex"several Gaudiya Vaishnava authorities emphasize that since everyone passes through various forms, genders and species in a series of lives, we should not judge each other by the material body but view everyone equally on a spiritual plane, and be compassionate as God is. Now that it has happened, I absolutely accept the outcome. Constitution Online - USConstitution. Same sex marriage is not permissible in Islamic teachings.