Defenders of marriage are genuinely distressed and traumatized by the ridicule, name calling, bullying, hating etc. from the gay community. They want a vote on this to put it to rest once for all. Only a people's vote can do that fairly.
It seems everyone in the media, and the authoritarian gay normalization movement to forcefully impose and enforce everything homosexual on our meek and cowed society, are worried about how the proponents of the changes to the definition of marriage may feel if people speak against their proposal during a plebiscite.
The argument from the Marxist left therefore is that we should not have a discussion about the proposal (which, lets face it is an unusual one by any standard) but should rather just quietly let the fully intimidated parliament ram it through.
Everyone goes on about gays being hurt. What about those who are hurt, offended, bullied, silenced, ridiculed, discriminated against, called names, shouted down and who are genuinely "distressed" by the rampant rise of militant homosexual rainbow politics in Australia?
Who afterall is proposing the change? The proposers should be required to justify why we should all suddenly believe that marriage can be between two men. Intimidating good society into silence is not helpful and will lead to worse things to come if they succeed with this tactic.
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