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Atheist Gillard says no to same-sex marriage
On Line Opinion ^ | 27 September, 2012 | Ben-Peter Terpstra

Posted on 09/27/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT by UnapologeticConservative

Last week, two same-sex marriage bills were firmly rejected. As a result, campaigning journalists feel confused, even wounded. Or at least they’re pretending to be upset right now. Why isn’t their atheist prime minister on their side?

Left-wing gay activists are fuming too. After all, they believe Gillard should be for “marriage equality” in relation to monogamy (but not polygamy for some outré reason). Why isn’t their progressive prime minister on their side?

In response , political editor Ross Peake of The Canberra Times wrote, “Her detractors wonder how this works for an atheist living in a de facto relationship. That’s a useless observation - she is entitled to her views, no matter her personal situation.”

Gillard doesn’t appear homophobic. Moreover, even the “gay community” is divided. Like the self-identified Liberal homosexual Dean Smith who also helped to defeat “gay (intersex, transgender) marriage” last week, there’s no recognisable bigotry here.

Or as the Coalition Senator stressed, “By not agreeing to same sex marriage, I’m not choosing to endorse discrimination against my fellow gay and lesbian Australians, or to be disrespectful to their domestic relationships... instead for me, it’s an honest acknowledgement of the special and unique characteristics of the union described as marriage.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: atheist; australia; gaymarriage; gillard; homosexualagenda
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