Gay Marriage

Should Australia recognize gay marriage?

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How can a people who universally agreed on traditional understandings of marriage ten years ago, change their opinions so dramatically?

Either there has been an enormous purging of ‘homophobia’ from our society, or Australians have not thought these proposed changes through.

While the elitist Guardian is refusing to listen to all anti- gay marriage campaigners, genuine arguments exist.

Fundamentally, the union between a man and a woman deserves its own institution. We hear plenty from those who argue ‘love is love’ in advocating for suggested changes. But marriage is about far more than love.

Marriage is an institution representing a sacred commitment made between 2 members of the opposite sex. This collaboration is unique, as only the natural relations that subsequently occur, can produce children to continue the human race.

True, some married couples do not have children, and many nowadays give birth to out of wedlock children. Nevertheless, the biological and physiological distinctions between men and women still exemplify the duality of the human race, justifying the inherent place of marriage. Thus, married couples who find themselves in nontraditional arrangements regarding children still epitomize the basic meaning of marriage. For if marriage was analogous to an apple, these couples would resemble an apple with a worm in it, but an apple nonetheless.

Contrastingly, gay marriage is defined by different characteristics. This is not to state that some homosexual relationships are as committed as heterosexual ones (although gays have been noted for their historic promiscuity).

As despite homosexuality being applauded along intersectionality grounds, the unfortunate truth about being gay remains: they cannot reproduce so long as their sexual activity exclusively occurs with the same sex.

Where possible children also deserve a mother and father, which gay marriage advocates seek to defy. This arrangement allows children to experience the complimentary attributes of both genders, and generally children in these environments thrive.

The Left’s totalitarian attitudes in this field are  also concerning, with both elected politicans and bigoted local councils demonstrating rampant intolerance to dissenters. This intolerance poses the question: if same- sex marriage activists are so assured in their beliefs, then why are such tactics preferred to reason- based arguments?

With the justification as simple as: “disagree with gay marriage and you are a bigot”, this compares to the ‘punch a Nazi’ campaign that emerged after President’s Trump’s inauguration.

The idea of emboldening this angry mob with further cultural victories, should be enough for conservative Australians to think twice about gay marriage. And god only knows (pun intended), the storm which will unleash upon Christian bakers, event planners and marquee tent providers who refuse to contravene strongly- held religious beliefs, by participating in gay marriage.

Despite this post, gay marriage is not a furmost priority for the Aussie Conservative Blog. Immigration, Islam, rethinking our trade relationships and foreign policy all remain far more pivotal in shaping our nation than any vote on gay marriage.

However in the upcoming vote on legalising gay marriage, I will likely vote no, not withstanding substantive, intelligent arguments that convince me to the contrary.

8 thoughts on “Should Australia recognize gay marriage?

  1. I respect your opinion, but as a young gay man I have found a lot of the conversation from the No side to be really hurtful and hard to deal with. I didn’t think to be as bothered by the vote as I have been. I found it very hurtful and confronting when a woman turned up at my door on Thursday claiming that allowing gay marriage will bring forward pedophiles and beastiality. I didn’t ask for the vote and I didn’t ask to be made to realise that certain people think that because I’m gay, I’m just as bad…

    1. Yeah thanks for your perspective mate, I respect it. I’m personally not one for fostering anti- homosexual hatred, and I think most people abjecting to the consensual choices adults can make are on their way out. But I truly think redefining marriage is something altogether, as much as gays want the sentimental ‘equality’ aspect to marriage.

    2. I absolutely want the sentimental equality aspect of marriage. I want to have the exact same kind of day that my sibling can have. I have romanticised it a bit, but I want to be able to say ‘I got married’ and ‘this is my husband’. I don’t want to change anything about anyone else rights. But I do think that the perceived equality will help lessen some of the difficult things that young gay people face growing up.

    3. That’s fair enough and that’s the best argument I hear. But when I see Leftist ideologies founding this concept and championing it in the modern day, as a conservative, I find gay marriage a very difficult concept to support. Moreover, once you change the definition of marriage under the banner of ‘love is love’, there is nothing to say we can deny the love of a polyamorous couple etc by denying them marriage.

    1. Yeah and for that I give you credit. But when we are talking about what happens when countries legalise gay marriage, I think it’s at least valid to consider whether these lunatic changes might develop if Australia goes down the same path.

  2. Same-sex marriage was made legal in 2005 throughout Canada Federally with Provincial approval. The rivers still flow and the Sun rises and sets as usual. Of the same-sex marriages to date almost 22,000 have children. Stats Canada noted a few weeks ago the children of same-sex marriage do better than everyone else in school. The marriage does not need to take place in a church even though there are plenty of religious organization who do perform the ceremony.

    Most of the same-sex couples have been together up to 25 years kicking the argument of promiscuity out the window. Historically the church had little to do with marriage until years after the Catholic Church was founded. Same-sex marriage is now taxable equally as is divorce. 12 years later the topic is mute except for the occasional statistics.

    1. Well when I talk about emboldening the angry mob, Canada certainly is an interesting case. I certainly don’t envy Canada’s pro- trans laws, in which Trudeau is fining and maybe even jailing people for dissenting/ using the improper pronouns..

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