The truth behind the ‘marriage’ controversy
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Updated February 05, 2019 10:57:08 Australia’s first official marriage proposal to international law will be the focus of a live event in Melbourne next week, but its not without controversy.
Key points:The proposed marriage proposal will be broadcast on a live stream on the ABC, ABC News and SBS (ABC and SBC).
It will be held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriageThere will be a panel of experts to provide background to the proposed marriage, and there will be an opportunity to ask questionsThe Australian government has announced it will host the broadcast live on ABC radio and television on March 18, 2019.
But the proposal is now in the spotlight because of a series of contentious events in Australia, including the controversy over the “marriage” controversy, and the legal challenge to the legality of same-gender marriage in the US.
Key point:The proposal will include a panel that will provide background on the proposed event, and it will be aired on ABC,ABC News and the SBS on March 17, 2019The ABC has confirmed that the live broadcast will be “on ABC radio, ABC TV and Sbs”.
The proposed event is a joint partnership between ABC Radio Melbourne, ABC Radio Australia and SBI Worldwide, and will be produced by ABC Radio Sydney, ABC Local Radio, ABC Digital and ABC Local.
The event will be hosted by Professor James Tindall, a University of New South Wales law lecturer, and his wife, Julie.
Professor Tindal has argued that the law should not apply to same- gender couples, because the legal definition of marriage has not changed.
He is arguing for a redefinition of the relationship between a man and a woman as “common law marriage”.
The Australian Marriage Equality Alliance (AMESA) is the group behind the proposed broadcast.
They have welcomed the opportunity to host the event on ABC Radio and the ABC’s Radio National, as well as on the anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized the institution of marriage.
“The idea of a marriage proposal is a historic milestone for the Australian legal system and Australia as a nation,” said Amanda Vanstone, the group’s communications manager.
“This broadcast will provide a platform for the public to ask our experts questions about marriage, while also highlighting the many positive outcomes that marriage has brought to our nation.”
Professor Tung said it was a privilege to be able to share his passion for marriage with a large audience.
“It’s a unique opportunity to speak to the people of Australia on a day that will bring hope and change to the lives of millions of people,” he said.
“We are really excited about this opportunity and looking forward to presenting the idea that we have developed.”
He said he was not opposed to people having a same- sex relationship, but was against a redefining of the concept of marriage in a way that would make the definition of the institution a bit different from what it currently is.
“In the same way that I am against the redefinition that was made by the Supreme Court in the ’70s, I am also opposed to redefining the institution and the way we define marriage in our society,” Professor Tung told the ABC.
“I don’t want to redefine it.
I want to retain the integrity of marriage and its traditional elements.””
The truth of the matter is that there are many who support the traditional definition of ‘marriage’.”
There are also many who believe that the definition is too narrow and too rigid and that redefining it could lead to a lot of unintended consequences.
“The proposal was put forward by Dr Julie Tindale, a professor at the Australian National University and the author of The Meaning of Marriage: An Australian Guide to Australian Marriage, in her submission to the Supreme Courts of Australia (SCA) last year.”
Australia has a long and rich history of marriage, but it is no longer recognised as a common law relationship in Australia,” she wrote in her submissions.”
Marriage is a legal institution, and a common-law relationship can only exist within a particular context and for a particular relationship.
“Ms Vanstone said Professor Tindales proposal was based on the “fact that marriage as a legal union exists only for heterosexual couples and heterosexual couples have a fundamental right to be married”.”
I am pleased that the Australian Government is supporting Professor Tait’s initiative to present a proposal for the live television broadcast of a proposed Australian marriage, to give the Australian public the opportunity of asking these very important questions about the marriage proposal,” she said.
Topics:marriage,government-and-politics,human-interest,australia,united-statesFirst posted February 05, 2020 19:36:00Contact the ABC Media Group
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