Mr Burns said,” Are the AME group only seeking to copy or emulate the Australian Marriage Act as it stands today of an act being between a man and a woman in exact for same-sex couples? My relationship is different to those of my parents era because my parents Pat and Dick Burns were married in 1953 in a church and took a vow before God.”
The push for parliamentary debate on marriage equality is growing, with the ALP‘s left faction pushing for a policy reversal. Senator Doug Cameron said there would be a “huge push” for the party to support same-sex marriage at the next Federal ALP conference in June next year.
Mr Burns believes more federal MP’s are coming out supporting same-sex marriage on top of continuing public support.
But a national survey has found a third of respondents in the federal seat of Capricornia in QLD, which includes the city of Rockhampton, where 44.7per cent of people believe homosexuality is immoral.
“I think the real issue for Australians when it comes to same-sex marriage is they can’t understand or grasp the idea how two men can love each other. We saw this in the depiction of two gay cowboys in the movie Brokeback Mountain. Australians can understand and grasp the idea of two men sharing a flat together and paying a share of the utilities bills but when it comes two men being in love it raises certain other issues in their psyche.
Mr Burns believes with the pulling and fro-ing when it comes to explaining to the lay folk what this thing called ‘gay marriage’ is, or how will it be legislatively introduced into the federal parliament the issue of same-sex marriage or same-sex civil union scheme will need to be thoroughly debated in parliament so as to get it’s implementation into law right.
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