by Peter Green
Given the recent intrest in the subject, and taking my lead from The Bucket’s code of ethics, which implores everyone to help the most needy in society, I have taken some time to answer the queries about gay marriage posed by our fellow Australians on the comment boards of that flagship of rational debate, the Herald Sun. Some of them are long, disjointed and rambling, others not so much, but all are nonetheless an important contribution to the national debate surrounding this issue.
“Gay marriage is about giving homosexuals access to children by ensuring that being “married” they can be eligible to adopt. “Most Australians want gay marriage” is lie perpetuated by the greens.”
Answer: Homosexuals can in fact already access children in a variety of social and professional situations including while using public transport, walking to work or bungee jumping. In the ACT, New South Whales and Western Australia, they can also adopt children without even being slightly married. In Tasmania same-sex couples can adopt as stepparents, and in all other states and territories barring the Northern Territory same sex couples can become foster parents.
To your astute observation that public support for same-sex marriage is obviously a clever ruse by the Greens, those devious knaves, this is indeed a matter for great concern, because almost 2/3 of the quarter of a million Australians that responded to the House of Representatives Social Policy and Legal Affairs committee’s request for input on this issue supported gay marriage, and as such I fear that the Greens might have quite a bit more reach than we first feared.
To put that response in perspective for you, the weekly opinion showing just how much of a hiding ‘Tones’ is going to give The PM poll about 1000 people while they’re eating dinner.