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The Marriage Act in Australia provides for marriage between a male and a female. This excludes people who wish to create a partnership with a person of the same gender.
We believe that this is discrimination. We believe, further, that it is patently unreasonable to deny a group of people certain legal and social benefits based on their sexuality'
We do not ask for "Gay Marriage" as a separate or different form of marriage. We ask for marriage equality.
As you all know Marriage equality has been a much debated topic and there has been much talk on whether or not is should be legalzied in Australia.
Well we say yes, we have come so far as a nation so why stop here by discriminating against people for their gender which is an extrememely old fashioned ideaology?
Can you believe that in 2013 we don’t allow same-sex couples to get married? It happens in countries all around the world. Not just where’d you expect like Holland and Sweden. But places like Spain and South Africa. It makes Australia look a little behind.
As president Obama said when referring to the American people "Its time that our brothers and sisters of this nation are all treated equally"
It's time to show Australian parliament that the majority of Australians want to legalise same-sex marriage.
Gay Marriage should be legalised within South Australia because:
Our culture has changed from what it used to be. What is defined as wrong or right has changed over the years. 110 years ago Oscar Wilde was sentence to hard labour on the treadmill until he died because he was gay. Only about 110 years ago, the English judicial system did this to Oscar Wilde because the culture and times were conductive to this mentality, because it was normal. Today the English judicial system would behave very differently.
Gay/Lesbian couples can raise children just as well as heterosexual couples. In recent studies in 2010, children adopted by Gay/Lesbian couples develop just as well as children raised by heterosexual couples. Studies by developmental psychologists have demonstrated that for a child to thrive emotionally, physically and be attached securely to their parents, they need emotionally responsive and attuned carers. In no way does Gender come into the picture.
Religion does not own marriage as it pre-dates modern religion. Should we ban Atheists from getting married? Or infertile couples, do we deny them marriage too? Opposition to Gay Marriage is rooted to homophobia; there is no need to try pretending it is anything else. As long as marriage is equated as ‘true love and happiness’ in our culture, then denying it to two people in love is cruel.
Laws are meant to benefit people and not legalising gay marriage doesn’t help anyone, if anything it hinders us from moving forward. A law against murder and theft is pro-life and pro-respect and ensue that people are protected from harm. But a law against gay marriage isn’t pro-anything.
Romans:1-26 & 27,
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.
27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
This petition will grant OTAKU CITIZENS the right to MARRIAGE with a 2D CHARACTER (from anime, manga, video games, etc.). The Otaku community must unite to bring about change to this great country, and make it even greater. Our plight is akin to that of gays; a forbidden yet deeply tantalizing relationship with a taboo race...
A fellow Otaku in Japan tried to create a petition over there for the same reasons, yet did not get enough signatures. I aim not only to get enough signatures to make 2D marriage legal here in the U.S.A. but also GLOBALLY.
Join the cause for equality of 3D and 2D Otaku citizens!
Love is love. Sure it says in the bible "marriage is between a man and a women" but, god loves ALL his children whether skinny or fat, black or white, gay or straight. People believe if it's approved it will make more people gay..WRONG! It's a chance to let millions of people be happy to feel wanted. To live their life instead of hiding in the shadows. Sure there are people who will always be against it. A lot of children nowadays like me have grown up with gays and we see them as friends not a piece of scum. Black and whites have the same rights thanks to Martin Luther King JR. Why can't the gays?
When a same sex couple adopts its 2 people that want children it can't accidentally happen. No that doesn't mean they will raise gay children. Their children will have a choice in what they want. Straight people don't always do what their straight parents do so why do people think their children will be gay.
The world will be a better place because younger children will understand that they can love anybody or be anything without being judged. If you're afraid of being hit on or being surrounded by gays, not all of them are going to hit on you. Women who get hit on by men tell them no. Men who get hit on by women they tell them no as well. If you get hit on just tell them I'm straight and they will back down. Love is love, you shouldn't be judged by who you give your heart to.
You recognize civil unions,then you should agree to legalize same sex marriage.The only things that are different are benefits it gives us if we're married
If straight people can have a marriage license why can't we?
In the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, it is stated:
Section 3. Definition of marriage
In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word 'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
Yet, the Obama administration announced in 2011 that it had determined that Section 3 was unconstitutional and, though it would continue to enforce the law, it would no longer defend it in court.
Why should gay marriage be bound to a law that our own presidential administration states is unconstitutional? We fight for our freedoms. Some men and women in the military, and on our homefronts in the law enforcement, fire department, and EMS departments, are bi-sexual, lesbian, or gay.
After the case of a Lesbian couple in a Civil Partnership who tried to adopt a baby as a couple, the European Court of human rights has deemed that same sex marriage is not a human right and “if gay couples are allowed to marry, any church that offers weddings will be guilty of discrimination if it declines to marry same-sex couples.”
I do however ask the European Court, is Equality not a human right? and are they not being discriminatory by issuing this statement? I would also suggest that as this does not affect the government as a whole, it should be up to the people to decide in the form of a referendum.
11. Equal Marriage
This is a petition by the Equality Network in support of our campaign for equal marriage in Scotland.
Please sign this petition if you agree that same-sex marriage and mixed-sex civil partnership should be legalised in Scotland.
This petition calls on the Scottish Parliament to:
1) Change the law to allow same-sex marriage and mixed-sex civil partnership.
2) Protect and extend freedom of religion and belief by allowing, but not requiring, religious and Humanist bodies to conduct same-sex marriages and/or register civil partnerships.
3) End the requirement for married transgender people to divorce before a full Gender Recognition Certificate can be issued.
For more information about the Equality Network campaign please visit: http://www.equalmarriage.org.uk
The following petition is an imploration on behalf of the Hall Brothers; Joseph Hall 13874-018; David Hall 13816-018; and Cleophas Hall 43117-019 who are currently serving out sentences imposed in 1992, on charges of Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; and Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine powder.
The Hall Brothers have been incarcerated for approximately nineteen (19) years and during such time they have completed a number of rehabilitative programs, self-improvement programs and worked as facilitators in many of the programs they themselves completed. The Hall Brothers has work for UNICOR Federal Prison Industries, Inc., for over thirteen (13) years. Not only have they worked to improve their own lives, but they have worked untiringly and determinedly to assist many other inmates to set goals for themselves and work toward accomplishing their goals as well as helping others to build and re-build family ties. Via a web site hosted by a dear friend, the Hall Brothers work to expose the many talented and gifted inmates to society in hope of building a bridge that would enable those incarcerated to find and take advantage of the help available upon reentry back into the mainstream of society as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
Notwithstanding, all that they do to help others, they are unable to help themselves. Because of incident reports they received for supposedly participating in a riot that took place October 25, 1995, over fifteen (15) years ago at FCI Mariana in Mariana Florida, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) insist on keeping a Public Safety Factor; in their records that is preventing the Hall Brothers from being able to take advantage of a lower custody level, such as low facility and Camp. The Hall Brothers have points low enough to go to a low or camp but can't because of the Public Safety Factor being large against them. Please we need your support by signing this petition and contacting the Region--Bureau of Prisons and asking them to please remove the Public Safety Factor and allow the Hall Brothers the opportunity move on to a lower custody level.
Noting the following:
- that marriage is currently defined in the Marriage Act (1961) as being ‘... the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life,’ each element of which is essential to the integrity of marriage;
- that marriage is one of the great institutions on which our society is built;
- that marriage provides for a stable family life;
- that marriage is the structure under which children are nurtured and grow the best; and
- that marriage is worthy of protection and support.
Recently a bill has been introduced by South Australian Labor MLC Ian Hunter and Greens MLC Tammy Frank to legalise same-sex marriage. This petition aims to support this bill, giving gay couples the rights they deserve.
Many forward thinking countries recognise that the gay community should have the same opportunities to express their love and commitment.
However, Australia only recognises domestic partnerships. With your support, South Australia can lead the way to equality.
Although probably the majority of Canadians wish to keep ties to the British Monarchy, I wish to revisit the idea of supporting such institutions. I personally believe it is no longer healthy for our society and as well not healthy for the monarchy to keep perpetuating the idea of birth right to rule. These ideas are archaic and I believe humans have progressed passed this.
I think our society should support the rise of humans who have the skill and capability to do the job. As well, the freedom to democratically choose those who we feel as the majority should represent and make decisions on behalf of our country.
The world is changing, supporting these institutions may have very little bearing or effect in our own country due to limitation of the monarchy's power, but the perceptual image has an effect globally. Other peoples, such as in counties of the middle east, are not so lucky with their monarchs.
Even though I no longer support our monarchy as I have in the past. My own idealism and thought process have deemed it no longer relevant and even dangerous to other counties of lesser fortunes.
I do wish the current monarch luck, and even feel a bit bad for writing this piece. But I feel is must be thought out for the benefit of Canadians and all humans if these institutions represent what is right and fair.
We, all the undersigned agree on and support Hungary’s Government’s new Media Law
As responsible European citizens and Hungarian Civil women, we proclaim that we are committed to all European moral values and we commit to respect the legal laws of the community.
Accordingly, we welcome the new provisions that have been made with the new media law of the Hungarian Government focusing on child and family protection.
With this Declaration we support the following:
• Media should inform authentically the society
• Media should serve the physical, spiritual and mental development of people
• Media, as it is a mediator of values, should present justice, goodness and beauty
• Media should protect public morality, moreover educate and encourage everyone to it
• Media should not present sin as a virtue, should not encourage to sin, and to commit criminal acts
• Media should not popularize any forms of violence and pornography
• Advisements should not use children for commercial purposes.
The mission of the Hungarian Women’s Alliance is the confession of our female vocation at the same time: ”As it is the woman, like is the family, as it is the family, like is the society.”
The most genuine vocation of a woman is giving life and raising children and this can be fulfilled only in the family. The woman being in charge of the hearth of the family, takes an integral part in the formation of our society.
Accordingly, the media is called to present female dignity in a respectful way and to strengthen the values of marriage, family and motherhood.
In 2008, the Australian Government introduced reforms to 84 widespread Commonwealth laws effecting taxation, Medicare, social security, child support and many other areas, with the intention of removing inherent discriminations against same-sex couples and their children.
Discrimination in the Australian legal system has been an everyday feature in the lives of homosexual people and has adversely affected their ability to fight for equal relationship status in this country. Lack of recognition has largely been based on a lack of visibility within the law. In many areas, same-sex couples have simply been excluded from any definitions of ‘relationships’ so that in effect they do not exist.
Although the 2008 legislation changes went a long way towards ending discrimination against same-sex couples, there is still a law that stands in the way of removing all discrimination, the Marriage Amendment Act 2004 (Cth). Australia has been a little slow to keep up with the progressive international trend to address issues of discrimination based on sexual identity. Countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Norway and the American states of Iowa, Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts now all allow for same-sex marriage.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
19. PA Equality
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
On August 29, Henry Velandia and Josh Vandiver were married in Montville, Connecticut. But unlike most newlyweds, Henry and Josh aren't spending the fall sending out thank you cards or taking the honeymoon of their dreams. Instead, Henry and Josh are fighting to save their marriage.
Because of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA), passed by Congress in 1996, the federal government does not recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples. As a result, Henry, who was born in Venezuela and moved to the U.S. in 2002, is facing deportation instead of settling down to build a future with his husband. If DOMA did not exist, Josh, a U.S. citizen born in Colorado, would be able to sponsor Henry for a "green card." As an American citizen, Josh is being denied the right to sponsor his spouse only because he is gay.
With Henry in deportation proceedings before an Immigration Court in New Jersey, the couple is now faced with the terrifying reality of being torn apart. Every day they fight to keep their family together, and they are not alone. Tens of thousands of gay and lesbian bi-national couples are in urgent need of assistance as they face the threat of separation, deportation or exile because of DOMA. The U.S. government discriminates against legally married same-sex couples, excluding them from more than one thousand laws, important public policies that provide protection to families including Social Security survivor benefits, provisions in the tax code, and the ability of a U.S. citizen to sponsor his/her spouse for residency. Gay and lesbian couples deserve the same protections provided for all families under federal law.
To learn more: www.stopthedeportations.com
Loving, committed, and legally married couples like Henry and Josh shouldn't have to fight against the U.S. government for the right to be together.
Tell Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to end the deportations of spouses of gay and lesbian Americans and protect married couples like Henry and Josh.
This petition is here for you to sign to make gay marriage nationally legal. Please sign to insure we will no longer be second class citizens. All men are created equal.
All Sexualities should be Happy, not just Opposite Sex Marriages. If you agree please sign below.
What if someone was able to marry someone in CA and then years later meet someone in MD and tell them they were divorced...
Then stand before another court clerk and claim they have never been married...
Then obtain a marriage license in MD and marry the new person...
Then in the new "marriage" be an abuser...
The abused spouse files for a divorce in 1 city within MD...
Then the other individual files for an annulment because they claimed they did not know they were still married (remember they told the clerk they were never married but told their new spouse they were divorced)-in another city within the SAME state...
And finally - even though the 1 spouse filed for their divorce prior to this individual filing for an annulment - the individual who filed for the annulment was GRANTED the annulment without the other spouse being aware of the case in the other city WITHIN the SAME state?
And get away without any penalty or consequences?
There needs to be a database so that ALL jurisdictions authorized to perform marriage ceremonies-may access it and verify marital status and eliminate the possibility of multiple/overlapping marriages.
Child Marriages were a social norm in the 7th Century when age of Consent was determined by Puberty. Today, there is a new social norm whereby anyone marrying a minor is considered a pedophile.
According to Islamic Jurisprudence, we, The Ummah have voted in a worldwide Consensus (ijma) and are by Islamic Law calling on the Scholars to protect our children and BAN this practice by 30 December 2010.
Same-Sex marriage, some people hate it but I truly believe it'd be fair. I mean, it's not like they are doing this just to get us to spite them. And if men and women can get married, why can't men and men? or women and women? They all want to get married because of the same reason, they love each other.
And no matter how much you hate on them or if they don't even get the right to marry each other, it's not going to stop them from loving each other. Love Is Love, No Matter Who It May Be With, and people need to understand that.
Same-sex marriages are currently not permitted under Australian federal law. Since 2004, the Marriage Act 1961 has defined marriage as "the union of a man and a woman". In addition, Australian law expressly declares that unions between same-sex couples entered into outside the country are not to be recognised as marriage in Australia.
In all states and territories, cohabiting same-sex couples are recognised as de facto couples, and have the same rights as cohabiting heterosexual couples under state law. Furthermore, same-sex couples have access to domestic partnership registries in Tasmania and Victoria. Civil partnerships are performed in the Australian Capital Territory.
In November 2008, the Australian Parliament passed laws that recognised same-sex couples in federal law, offering them the same rights as unmarried heterosexual couples in areas such as taxation, social security and health, aged care and employment. This means that same-sex couples who can prove they are in a de facto relationship have most of the rights of married couples since 1 July 2009. Nevertheless, despite equality of rights, Australia does not have a national registered partnership or civil union scheme.
In August 2009, a same-sex marriage bill was introduced by a member of the Australian Greens who pleaded with the government to take into mind that the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage and thereby pass such legislation. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee is currently reviewing the bill.
The majority of Australians do support same sex marriage. At the present time, the only argument against same sex marriage is religion which claims that marriage is a sacred union between man and woman. The majority of Australians are no longer married in a church, nor blessed by a religious body, but more often in more contemporary venues by celebrants etc.
There are a lot of originations that do not want this law to pass. These people are simply hypocritical and are not open minded at all. The truth is marriage is marriage, weather it be between a man and a woman or a man and a man or even a woman and a woman.
There are a lot of people that spend most of there time downing the homosexual life style when there are worse things out there, like paedophiles, rapist, and murders. Homosexuality should be the last on there list.
Even though marriage rates in the United States are declining, unmarried couples in the United States are not offered the same rights as those who are married.
Whether they choose not to marry, or simply are not allowed to by law, they are considered unequal to married couples.
United States citizens have the Constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as long as those pursuits don't infringe on the rights of others. The pursuit of happiness through marriage is a long accepted tradition, one which federal law, and many state’s laws, forbid if the prospective pair is of the same sex. Homosexuality does not infringe upon anyone's rights, except where couples are being prosecuted for having a different way of life.
Disallowing homosexual coupling could be looked upon as an infringement of the citizens’ rights, because it is a nonviolent union, formed to pursue happiness, not to violate anyone’s rights. Christianity is a major religion in the United States, but we also have the freedom to choose to follow any religion we wish.
While Christianity is anti-homosexual, not every religion is, and not everyone in the United States is Christian. Therefore, not everyone thinks homosexuality is an unforgivable tendency, and many support it. Thousands of people, if not hundreds of thousands, have expressed their desire to support homosexuals. The opposition is almost entirely religously based, and unconstitutional.