But while Europe and the US both descend into one giant racist tweet, and even the leader of the Lib Dems takes actual time to confirm whether he believes gay sex is a sin, how much better is it likely to get? With the June election looming, now may be a good time to take a look at our party leaders and where they really stand on LGBTQ rights. Oh, and she apologised for the adoption and age of consent votes. Which is cute.
Changing Attitudes on Same-Sex Marriage | Pew Research Center
Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, , after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. Led by conservative Justice and Reagan appointee, Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court ruled Friday, in a decision, in favor of same-sex marriage. Despite the often binary depiction in the media, this decision is in fact a landmark victory for conservative principles. Consistent conservatives should frame their views in accordance with the fundamental belief that individuals, not governments, have the right to determine the course of their own lives. Fellow conservatives, particularly within the Republican Party, typically do a good job arguing against totalitarian, one-size-fits-all approaches to policy. Parents, not governments, should decide what is best for their family. Republicans and American conservatives have also been remarkably consistent on taxation.
The Republican Party stands behind a traditional definition of marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. This belief does not come from a hatred of homosexuals, as many people try to color it, but from a belief that the institution of marriage was set up as such by our founding fathers, and has been defined this way throughout history, and that changing it compromises the sanctity of the institution. It also stems from a belief that, in terms of raising a family, having a male and female authority figure is a healthier and more balanced way for a child to grow up. These are some of the common arguments against gay marriage.
E-mail Rod. Australia is about to have a plebiscite over whether or not to have same-sex marriage. If it had been only marriage law that changed, it might have been tolerable.