As the marriage campaign continues, proponents of same-sex marriage continue to aggressively deny that changing the Marriage Act will affect all Australian citizens.
By simply looking at other countries where marriage was redefined, it becomes obvious that this is exactly what happens. In particular, redefining marriage has a drastic effect on gender, both legally and culturally:
Less than six months after marriage was redefined in the United States, the New York City Commission on Human Rights amended its legal guidance on gender identity discrimination to make it an offence – punishable by up to a fine of $250,000 – for an employer to refuse to refer to a person by their preferred gender pronoun, to disallow them from using single-sex facilities for their chosen gender, or to request that male employees refrain from wearing make-up to work.
Signs of similar policies are emerging in Australia. A recent “inclusive language guide” issued by the Victorian Government discusses the importance of “thinking beyond the binary constructs of male and female” and proposes the gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir” as being non-offensive, and HSBC bank will train its employees to use 10 different gender pronouns when referring to customers.
Policies such as these will only become more commonplace if the definition of marriage, the only part of Australian law that identifies the meaningful difference between male and female persons, is changed.
To those who don’t believe that removing the man-woman definition of marriage will have consequences, look at what we are already seeing develop in Australia – with the definition simply being “questioned”:
In Australia, the consequences of the removal of gender from legislation are already beginning to show. In New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, a birth certificate may use a combination of mothers, fathers and non-gender specific “parents” to record the parentage of a child.
At this stage, there is still a maximum of two parents on an Australian birth certificate, however this could change as the legal and societal understanding of family is deconstructed and more than two parties are involved in the conception and birth of a child through the use of gamete donation and surrogacy. The push for the inclusion of more than two parents on a birth certificate is one of the consequences of the introduction of same-sex marriage, because a homosexual couple cannot conceive a child without the assistance of at least one additional “parent,” who may then request formal acknowledgment of their relationship with the child.
The result of these changes is that birth certificates are no longer an identity document for the child, but rather a document which reflects the social ambition of the “parents.” This document, once a child’s primary form of identification, is now able to be changed on the basis of the emotional and contractual relationship of those adults responsible for their care.
The facts are there: redefining marriage has consequences for ALL citizens. If marriage is redefined, gender will lose its importance for individual identity, and will become a weapon for politically correct tyranny. It’s not an exaggeration - it’s simply the chilling truth.
Examples like this, and many more, are contained in a recent book published by Marriage Alliance, which you can download for free.