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?
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.