Tag Archives: marriage equality

TONY SMITH. Hopes End: the cynics must not prevail

  Dear Prime Minister Turnbull Congratulations on your election success. Two years ago very few observers believed the Coalition Government deserved another term so you have a personal achievement of which you can be proud. While you were busy campaigning, … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Is Malcolm Turnbull sacrificing his principles?

The polls show most Australian voters have welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s election as Prime Minister. I did. It is very early days, but I am concerned by signs that he is bowing very much to the right wing of his own … Continue reading

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Frank Brennan SJ. Four preconditions for supporting marriage equality.

A committed Catholic gay man, whose integrity I admire and whose hurt from ongoing homophobia I feel, recently asked me to sign a letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott urging that Coalition members be granted a conscience vote and that … Continue reading

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Peter Day. Grappling with same sex marriage

Current Affairs.  Human sexuality is a complex and fragile thing – far greyer than black or white. It is best tended to by gentle, wise, and humble hands. There hasn’t been much gentleness or wisdom surrounding the same sex marriage … Continue reading

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