Gillian Triggs: “Same-Sex Marriage” Not Inclusive Enough

Marriage-Alliance-Australia-Gillian-Triggs-SSM-Inclusive.jpgPolitical correctness has indeed gone mad. The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), urged on by human rights chief Gillian Triggs, is now attempting to change the name of the “Same-Sex Marriage” bill.

What is the reasoning for this new exploit? The Daily Telegraph quotes the AHRC’s representative:

“The draft title of the Act unnecessarily and inaccurately excludes couples which are neither ‘the union of a man and a woman’ nor ‘same sex’,’’ ... 

“The proposed amendments to the Marriage Act would enable two people to marry irrespective of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

“This would also include couples in which one or both parties have something other than ‘male’ or ‘female’ recorded on their birth certificate.’’

The draft bill redefines marriage as the “union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’’.

As if that wasn’t enough, Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, has openly expressed support for the sentiments expressed by Triggs and the AHRC. He agreed that using the term “same-sex marriage” would imply the distinctions between gender, and that it didn’t consider those with different gender identities, beyond male and female.

The result?

The draft bill redefines marriage as the “union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’’. 

Identity politics have become so entrenched in our Australian culture, that free speech and logical reasoning have become relics of the past. Every public document or institution must now answer to the court of political correctness. The PC culture has dumbed us down, forcing us to employ only the vaguest of language in regards to gender, threatening us should we “offend” anyone.

As a people, where do we draw the line? How much further do we need to descend into the ridiculous before we declare “enough”? 

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