Martin Bullock Lawyers is in favour of changing the definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships.
We understand not everyone will agree. That’s fine. We don’t judge.
The postal plebiscite is highly unusual as it is both voluntary and non-binding. It may fail if it is challenged in the High Court.
Parliament has the power under the Constitution to change the Marriage Act. In fact, parliament did just that in 2004, to exclude same-sex marriages.
Legally, what’s the difference? Well, Michaela Whitbourn from the Sydney Morning Herald explains some of the differences succinctly in this Facebook video.
We are lucky that we live in a secular society, where religion and the churches are separate from the state. We are free to practise whatever religion we please. We are not free to impose our religious beliefs on others.
As Greg Martin says:
It is important we have this debate and that we treat all other humans with respect. Inform yourself before jumping to conclusions. If the plebiscite goes ahead, then vote. Take part in our great democracy!
If you have any legal questions about marriage, de facto relationships, or same-sex relationships then call us on 02 9687 9322.