Gays and lesbians are being included in a new definition of an institution rather than demanding what has always been theirs by right. I've been in favour of same-sex marriage since it first came to my attention in the early s. However, she concludes her piece by insisting the octogenarian same-sex couple, still waiting for their union to be recognized as a marriage, apparently have nothing to prove to anyone about "the significance of their love and commitment in their lives! One answer would be that the same-sex marriage debate is just one way of exploring the broader crisis of values, and some of the ways we can respond: But opponents of same-sex marriage have for years used similar reasoning, rather more odiously, that homosexuals weren't prevented from entering traditional heterosexual marriages. But some of the arguments proposed by the No case betray discomfort with those relationships in general. But I was not being deliberately tendentious.
Therefore same-sex marriage is good!
Same-sex marriage postal survey: the five worst arguments for voting No
My support was intuitive. Chief Justice Kennedy's majority opinion in Obergefell v. Which, to be fair, it does. How this father and son coped with tense SSM debate How to talk about the same-sex marriage result with your kids 'It's about bloody time': If you don't like political correctness, vote no — because voting no will help to stop political correctness in its tracks. There are also ethical reservations associated with various ways children can be conceived that are accompanying rapid cultural change: There is also the argument that denying a person's right to enter into a multi-person marriage would not be unequal treatment because they still have the right to enter into a two-person union.
To dismiss their case is not merely disrespectful, it might be dangerous. But that is the whole point: Therefore same-sex marriage is good! What I dispute is that a plebiscite was somehow inappropriate to decide the question. Besides, last time I checked, the Harbour Bridge was very much a pay-to-play operation, if you get what I mean.