The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage Essay

1789 Words May 23rd, 2016 null Page
Society has become outdated; we live in an age where traditional values are continuously challenged. Tradition around families has been slowly deteriorating over the past decades. So, what is the issue when legalising same-sex marriage? The issue is the government. The public although divided on the topic, have a majority of supporting votes. Currently in Australia the legal definition of marriage is “the union of a man and a woman to the exclusions of all other, voluntarily entered into for life.” This needs to change to allow equal rights to all Australians regarding marriage.
Individuals that have a vested interest in the issue and the outcomes of same-sex marriage are called stakeholders in this act include the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersexual, Queer community, the government, churches and society in general. The LGBTIQ community are affected by this legislation as they are being denied a basic human right, this is the only obstacle before homosexual couples are legally acceptable for benefits to do with couples such as superannuation. Furthermore, the government are affected as no matter what their decision is it is judged and criticised. The major parties being Labour and Liberal do not agree with same-sex marriage, therefore as long as either are in power the law changing to include same-sex marriage will not happen. "The Greens have not and will not ever oppose a bill on marriage equality. We were ready to vote for this reform today just as we always…

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