Tasmanian same-sex adoption Bill

The Australian Christian Lobby reports that the Tasmanian Govt’s Children’s Minister Michelle O’Byrne has tabled changes to the Adoption Act that would allow unmarried and homosexual couples to adopt children given up by their biological parents. The ACL has urged the Tasmanian Govt to reject the changes. O’Byrne is part of Emily’s List, which promotes and supports abortion.

For ACL story click here. 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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AFL Considers Homosexual Game

Eloise Johnstone from the Bendigo Advertiser reports March 6 2013 that the AFL is believed to be considering a ‘gay pride’ game this year. She reports that AFL footballers took part in Victoria’s Gay Pride March in February. 

Action: The Australian Family Association asks that you vote ‘No’ to a gay pride round in the poll run by the newspaper.

As at March 7, 50% had voted in favour of a gay pride game.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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UK Parliament Passes Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Laws.

On Feb 6, 2013 the House of Commons pased a bill to allow homosexual ‘marriage’. For report on this by the 7.30 Report click here.

The Australian Christian Lobby warns that this demonstrates the need to be vigilant in Australia.

Action: The ACL asks people to contact Tony Abbott to ensure that he mains party discipline on this issue. 

Abbott contact details: 

  • Phone: (02) 6277 4022
  • Email: click here    
  • Twitter: @TonyAbbottMHR

For more from ACL click here. and here.

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POSTED 8 Feb 2013
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Homosexual Bill in WA

GREENS MLC, Lynn MacLaren has introduced her Bill (Marriage Equality Bill 2012) into the parliament. To read her comments from Hansard click here.  Nick Goiran made a point of order on the legality of the Bill arguing that it could contravene section 109 of the Australian Constitution which gives the Federal Govt the power to legislate on marriage.  

For Nick Goiran’s comments from Hansard click here. The Upper House President, Barry House, rejected the point of order, saying it was up to the courts to decide on the legality of bills. 

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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Homosexual Bill in WA

GREENS MLC, Lynn MacLaren has given notice that she will move that a Bill (Marriage Equality Bill 2012) for “An Act to provide for marriage equality, including the authorisation of celebrants, the registration of same-sex marriages via an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998, and to provide for the dissolution and annulment of same-sex marriages and for related financial matters via amendments to the Family Court Act 1997.” be introduced and read a first time. It will not be debated until after the state election in March 2013.

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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FamilyVoice homosexual survey

Pro-life and pro-family organisation FamilyVoice is asking people to complete a survey on their views on how many homosexuals there are in Australia. To complete the survey click here. The survey is a useful way to learn the truth around the homosexual debate. 

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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New Church of England Head

The next Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, Justin Welby has urged the Church’s general synod to vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops, according to the Guardian. He said he also would listen carefully to the point of view of homosexual believers. “I also know I need to listen very attentively to the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] communities and examine my own thinking carefully and prayerfully,” he said. “I am always averse to the language of exclusion, where what we are called to is to love in the same way that Jesus Christ loves us. Above all, in the church we need to create safe spaces for these issues to be discussed in honesty and in love.”

For story in the Guardian click here

To watch a video message from the Bishop click here

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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Homosexual Bill in WA

GREENS MLC, Lynn MacLaren has given notice that she will move that a Bill (Marriage Equality Bill 2012) for “An Act to provide for marriage equality, including the authorisation of celebrants, the registration of same-sex marriages via an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998, and to provide for the dissolution and annulment of same-sex marriages and for related financial matters via amendments to the Family Court Act 1997.” be introduced and read a first time. It will not be debated until after the state election in March 2013.

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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Tassie Surrogacy Laws Passed

The Australian Prayer Network Oct newsletter states that the upperhouse of the Tasmanian Parliament has passed surrogacy laws allowing singles, hetro and homosexual couples to have access to altruistic surrogacy. Australian Christian Lobby Tasmanian director Mark Brown said the bill denies a child’s fundemental right to at least begin life with a mother and father.

For story click here.

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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State Homosexual Marriage Laws Unconstitutional

Murdoch University senior lecturer in constitutional law and associate dean (research) Augusto Zimmermann reports in News Weekly (Oct 13 2012) that the push by Labor and the Greens to introduce same sex “marriage” laws in State Parliament is unconstitutional. He writes that any such legislation would be subject to disallowance by the High Court as the Australian Constitution gives the Commonwealth parliament authority to makes laws with respect to marriage. For the latest update on moves by the Greens and Labor to introduce state legislation see Submissions/Petitions below.

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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