Same-sex "marriage," if allowed into Australia's legal system will decimate the institution of marriage. Just as you cannot add a drop of black dye into a glass of pure water and have any pure water remaining, so marriage will no longer be marriage.
What happens when (not if) people like Muslim and Mormon men start to demand "marriage equality" and insist that the law recognize them having lots of different wives? If "love is love" and that is the new basis for marriage then who can say no to them?
What about the other groups of people out there, for example the cat lovers who insist they love their cats. Why couldn't they be married? What about pedophiles? Groups of various genders? All very happy and colorful, but none of them are marriage.
So you can see the more one thinks about the consequences of changing the definition of marriage, the larger the can of worms becomes.
Why don't the proponents of this movement just leave marriage alone, and come up with another word? They already have legal equality, having won 80 legislative changes to bring this about. Why not use their God-given creative talents to come up with their own unique word, rather than spitefully stealing words that have such true happiness and color to it?
Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen