Tassie Homosexual Bill

The Tasmanian Lower House has become the first Australian parliament to pass a bill to legalise same-sex marriage. The bill was co-sponsored by Premier Lara Giddings and Greens leader Nick McKim, passed by 13 votes to 11.

The Upper House will consider the bill next week.

 

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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Homosexual Bill in WA

GREENS MLC, Lynn MacLaren has given notice that at the next sitting of the WA Upper House 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 is possible that it could be debated in late October or late November.

More details to follow in Gleanings.

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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US Christian Lobby Group shooting

Bill Muehlenberg, in his blog CultureWatch reports on a shooting in Washington DC, the US, by a pro-homosexual who shot a guard at a pro-family organisation. Bill says that the lack of reporting on the shooting shows the pro-homosexual bias of the media. He said if the story was turned around and someone with a Christian pro-marriage group shots someone from the homosexual community it would make front page news.

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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Gary Gray’ s Marriage U-Turn

FamilyVoice reports in its July 2012 WA newsletter Western Lowdown that Brand MHR Gary Gray has come out in support of homosexual ‘marriage’ after earlier this year telling FamilyVoice representatives that he was in ‘violent agreement’ with them and urged the church to awake from its slumber on this issue. Gary Gray’s electorate covers the area south of Rowley Road, south to just north of Mandurah and includes Rockingham. Contact details for Gary Gray are here.

To donate to FamilyVoice click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Turnbull homosexual support

Former Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull, speaking at the Michael Kirby Lecture 2012 showed his support for homosexual marriage. To view or read his speech click here.

Action: Saltshakers asks people to visit Malcolm Turnbull’s website and tell him he is wrong. Write to Tony Abbott, at tony.abbott.mp@aph.gov.au, warran Truss, leader of the Nationals and your own MP.

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POSTED 16 Jul 2012
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Lush homosexual campaign

Cosmetics brand Lush has launched a campaign to back homosexual ‘marriage’. Mumbrella reports that the brand has joined homosexual lobby group Australian Marriage Equality to pressure to federal govt to pass proposed amendments to the Australian Marriage Act. The campaign will see Lush turn its shops in campaign centers, where people can drop in to learn about marriage equality and sign a petition asking the government to take action.  Sales of its new soap product called Freedom Foamer Bubble Bar will go towards Australian Marriage Equality. For story click here.

For Lush Store locations click here.

To leave comment of their FB page click here.

There are 3 stores in WA: Garden City (08) 9315 2062 , Plaza Arcade (08) 9325 8974 and Karrinyup.

To contact them: http://www.lush.com.au/shop/info/13/contact-us or 1300 587 428

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POSTED 16 Jul 2012
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Marriage Bills

Lachlan Dunjey from Choose Life Australia explains why marriage is so important in a new article ‘Why the battle for marriage is so significant’

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is holding an inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012 (introduced by Labor MP Stephen Jones)  and the Marriage Amendment Bill 2012 (introduced by Greens MP Adam Bandt).

The two bills amend the Marriage Act 1961 to legalise homosexual marriage and to recognise homosexual marriages performed in foreign countries. It will substitute the words “a man and a woman” with the words “two people” 

The closing date for public responses was 20 April 2012. The report is expected to be tabled on 18 June 2012. 

In addition, on 8 February 2012 the Senate referred the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 for inquiry and report.

This private senator’s bill was introduced by Senator Hanson-Young.

The committee received 75,000 submissions, approx 44,000 support the bill, 31, 000 oppose the bill.

For submissions, including from Yvonne Henderson, Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, the Australian Christian Lobby, Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings, Endeavour Forum, Saltshakers, the Association for Reformed Political Action (submission 118) click here.

For more on the inquiry: click here

Action: The Association for Reformed Political Action and Saltshakers is calling on people to write to their Federal MPs asking them to reject any moves by their party to introduce homosexual marriage by changing the Marriage Act.

Action: Bill Muehlenberg, from Culturewatch asks people to write to Tony Abbott encouraging him to stand strong. His email address is: Tony.Abbott.MP@aph.gov.au

Action: www.MakeAStand.org.au is asking people to write a letter to their local MP. As at 2 May 2012 24,741 had used this service.

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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Tasmanian Surrogacy

The Tasmanian Surrogacy Bill has stalled in Parliament. The Australian Christian Lobby is urging upperhouse members to reject the bill. ACL Tasmanian director Mark Brown said that since the draft bill was introduced, it had fundamentally ignored the ethical and moral implications of legalising surrogacy.

For ACL report click here.

The Tasmanian Legislative Council Committee has recommended on Dec 1 that the Surrogacy Bill 2011 be amended to “better protect the interest of the child” by making written surrogacy arrangements mandatory and including a medical and social need test. The Tasmanian Bill allows for homosexual partners (unlike in WA) to have a surrogant child and the committee did not recommend changing this in line with WA’s laws. In her submission to the inquiry the Tasmanian Commissioner for Children Aileen Ashford urged the need to consider the interest of the child. She did not recommend that homosexual couples should be excluded from receiving surrogant children. View the press release.

See the Commissioner of Children’s submission

View the report recommendations

Action: www.makeastand.org.au is urging Tasmanians to write to their local MP and write a letter to the editor. For more on the issue and to write a letter using the makeastand website through the Kids Rights Count campaign.

As at June 11, 2012, 10,856 people had sent a letter to their MP using this service.

Action: Saltshakers is asking people to write to their local MP and to the Premier. They ask that people pray that Lara Giddings will be removed from the Tasmanian Parliament and that the majority of MPs will oppose her social agenda. For MP contact details: http://www.saltshakers.org.au/take-action/campaigns

Action: the ACL is urging people to contact the Mercury, Examiner and The Advocate with their view points.

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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EU Homosexual Friendly

EU Observor, which has been running a long campaign to promote homosexuality reports this week that Europe is the most homosexual friendly region on the globe, with Spain and Portugal having gone from ‘tyrants to toleration’. For EU Observor reports: http://euobserver.com/890/116481

 

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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Sunrise Homosexual Agenda

The Canberra Declaration reports that Channel 7’s Sunrise programme is working with anti-Christian organisation, Get-Up and Marie Claire magazine to promote homosexual marriage. Sunrise’s executive producer, Michael Pell has said that Sunrise, with the support of its presenters David Koch and Melissa Doyle, are going to make a stand in support of homosexual marriage. the Australian Christian Lobby says that is a disgrace that a TV programme and TV Station should take sides in this contentious issue.

The joint campaign and what it seeks to do can be found here: http://www.ido.org.au/

Action: The Canberra Declaration, Australian Marriage Forum and the Australian Christian Lobby, amoung others, is calling for people to write to Channel 7 outlining your views and to send a copy ot the Chairman of Channel 7, Kerry Stokes. To make your comments to Channel 7 click here. 

Kerry Stokes, chairman Channel 7, Australian Capital Equity, Lvl 3/30 Kings Park Rd, West Perth WA 6005.

Action: The Canberra Declaration, Australian Marriage Forum and the Australian Christian Lobby suggests that you might want to contact the advertisers on Sunrise and to give your patronage to other organisations that promote the natural famly: Purina, The Coffee Club, Accor Hotels, Myers and Jetstar

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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