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Another Civil Unions Rally this Saturday

By Kieran Bennett - 27 March 2008 11

A couple of weeks back saw a rally by Queer rights activists in support of the ACT’s new civil unions bill. Since then there have been rumblings from federal Attorney General, Robert McClelland, over a provision within the bill that would allow homosexual couples to solemnize a civil union with a ceremony. Apparently marriage like trappings are only for straight people.

In response the Campaign for Civil Unions is calling for a second rally this coming Saturday (29th) outside the legislative assembly at 1pm. The purpose of this rally, to once again show those lovelys in ACT Labour that “we” support them (on this at least). There’s a copy of the poster for the rally over the fold.

Here’s hoping that Stanhope’s earlier willingness to take on the federal government wasn’t solely motivated by party allegiance.

Civil Unions Rally Poster

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11 Responses to
Another Civil Unions Rally this Saturday
BerraBoy68 6:44 pm 28 Mar 08

Religion and same sex unions? Lets face it, it’s not official but apparently Marist have been sanctioning same sex unions for years (sorry for the segway to all posts about the Marist Sex Abuse Scandal but it fits the topic).

Personally I have nothing against homosexual’s, lesbians, transexuals etc.. but I do get annoyed when their activists say being gay isn’t about ‘sex’ but rather the right to love and marry another person regardless of whether they are the same sex. Then they ruin their argument by parading naked or near enough to it through Sydney. IMO that’s why many people don’t like Mardi Gras and turn on gays. If 100 heterosexuals walked down Pitt St carrying banners with their arses and/or tits hanging out they’d be arrested for public indecency. And yes, for the record, I’d be the one with the video camera running alongside getting good shots of the hot looking women.

One rule for all I say, and that includes letting those that bat for the same team marry. Just don’t ram it down our necks. If the gay community wants to hold a rally, let em go for it. I just hope they keep their clothes on and make it about the issues. As for the church, I believe that if there is a God, and my experiences are slowly leading me to believe there is not, he’d have to love both gays and straights alike…. wouldn’t he?

As long as they don’t make homosexuality compulsory, who cares….

Absent Diane 4:05 pm 28 Mar 08

HAHAHA anyone who uses religion as a justifcation is devoid of logical thought process!! Back in ya box matey!!

Kieran Bennett 3:36 pm 28 Mar 08

So instead of racism you present another form of bigotry, homophobia.

DawnDrifter 10:38 pm 27 Mar 08

Kieran Bennett said :

geting sick and tired of this shite. i am a traditionalist and supporting this goes against the grain of every part of my being

So being traditionalist about things, are you a bit pissed off them damn blacks are allowed up the front of the bus now?

No thats racism which is not what i said
traditionalist as in guy + girl=marriage and the sanctity of that relationship and union – which is infact enshrined in religion, and our laws are derived from there
not guy + guy or girl + girl etc etc

just imo

Kieran Bennett 7:41 pm 27 Mar 08

geting sick and tired of this shite. i am a traditionalist and supporting this goes against the grain of every part of my being

So being traditionalist about things, are you a bit pissed off them damn blacks are allowed up the front of the bus now?

Deadmandrinking 5:29 pm 27 Mar 08

That’s your closet, Dawndrifter.

I hope Stanhope keeps up his willingness to criticize the Feds. Rudd might be a refreshing breeze from Howard, but he definatley isn’t the man I’d really want for prime minister. The fact that everyone is up in arms about what everyone else is doing in bed and at the altar is just plain ridiculous. Wake up, people, marriage isn’t a religeous thing and it doesn’t ‘belong’ to any one culture so no-one should be pretending to be offended. Everyone needs to just grow up, get Civil Unions over with and get on to more important issues.

DawnDrifter 3:13 pm 27 Mar 08

Ship em to San Francisco…
geting sick and tired of this shite. i am a traditionalist and supporting this goes against the grain of every part of my being
back in my box

mutley...again 11:22 am 27 Mar 08

Mr Evil said :

Are same-sex unions carbon neutral?

No. When you pull out, all sorts of nasty gases are released.

Snahons_scv6_berlina 11:03 am 27 Mar 08

As long as what one expunges and is equally absorbed by the other Evil.

Mr Evil 10:59 am 27 Mar 08

Are same-sex unions carbon neutral?

barking toad 10:56 am 27 Mar 08

I’d so love to go for teh gheys but will be busy getting ready for earth hour

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