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Getting our gay marriage on

By johnboy - 7 December 2013 78

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Simon Corbell is deriving some satisfaction from Canberra’s groundbreaking gay marriages taking place in advance of the High Court’s ruling on his legislation:

Today is a very significant moment in the ACT’s and in the nation’s history as the first legally sanctioned marriages between same sex couples take place in the Territory throughout the weekend,Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said.

“It is exciting for the couples, their families and friends and it is tremendous for the Territory because it shows how our community is tolerant, diverse, and accepting,” said Mr Corbell.

UPDATE: MartyO has sent in photos of the first ceremony at Parliament House between Stephen Dawson and Dennis Liddelow.

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Getting our gay marriage on
poetix 10:59 pm 07 Dec 13

But more to the point is 1 John 4:

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

That is just a prescription for love, without any silly restrictions. Whereas people who object to gay marriage are fearful:

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

And there are some who object who are just insecure or hateful sad cases, of course.

Canberroid 10:35 pm 07 Dec 13

Mr Gillespie said :

Gay “marriage”? What an oxymoron. Marriage, by definition, is a union between a man and a woman, not a man and another man. Ever heard of a male “bride”??? Tellya what, this student-run “state” has really gone whacko

According to the bible, the definition of marriage used to include multiple wives and slaves, and women being forced to marry their rapists. Marriage is whatever a society defines it to be, and soon when enough old bigots like yourself die off the definition of marriage will be blind to gender.

gooterz 10:22 pm 07 Dec 13

Saves money getting a wedding photographer ay!

Glad to see two people getting married because they love each other, and not because they are making a political statement.

Isn’t that like going on a hunger strike to show how much you love not eating?

Mr Evil 10:16 pm 07 Dec 13

Mr Gillespie said :

Gay “marriage”? What an oxymoron. Marriage, by definition, is a union between a man and a woman, not a man and another man. Ever heard of a male “bride”??? Tellya what, this student-run “state” has really gone whacko

What about if someone wanted to marry a life-like Erin Molan model made out of illegally obtained plastic shopping bags and used tissues: would that be okay by you, Mr G?

bigfeet 9:18 pm 07 Dec 13

Mr Gillespie said :

Gay “marriage”? What an oxymoron. Marriage, by definition, is a union between a man and a woman, not a man and another man. Ever heard of a male “bride”??? Tellya what, this student-run “state” has really gone whacko

Is this the real Mr G? There are NO WORDS randomly capitalised. I SMELL an impostor.

Mr Gillespie 9:04 pm 07 Dec 13

Gay “marriage”? What an oxymoron. Marriage, by definition, is a union between a man and a woman, not a man and another man. Ever heard of a male “bride”??? Tellya what, this student-run “state” has really gone whacko

Thumper 8:58 pm 07 Dec 13

This is fantastic, but when the feds tear it down, I hope everyone points the finger of blame in the right direction, that being Corbell and co for what was a blatant piece of politicking….

Then again, maybe the feds won’t tear it down. One can hope….

simsim 8:50 pm 07 Dec 13

damien haas said :

I dont understand why they are performing this ceremony at Parliament House – surely it should be at the Assembly if they are using it as a political point.

And if they’re not using it as a political point, if they’re using Parliament house because, like hundreds of straight couples who got married at parliament house, they think it’s a pretty location to get married at, are they allowed to use it then?

Wait, the bookings at Parliament house are organised by the Parliament House Booking Agency. They get to decide who gets married there. Do you work there? If not, your opinion on the matter is pretty much meaningless.

bigfeet 6:49 pm 07 Dec 13

Congratulations and welcome to married life guys and girls.

I’m pleased that you now have the right to be as miserable as the rest of us! Careful what you wish for!

Seriously though…It’s about bloody time this inequity was righted.

Well done to all involved.

poetix 6:25 pm 07 Dec 13

I hope they have a very long and happy marriage.

damien haas 5:53 pm 07 Dec 13

I dont understand why they are performing this ceremony at Parliament House – surely it should be at the Assembly if they are using it as a political point.

Deref 5:32 pm 07 Dec 13

fabforty said :

ScienceRules said :

Congratulations to the happy couple and bravo to everyone involved. Great days indeed…

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😀 Woohoo!

Heartiest congratulations to them!

deepsouf 4:48 pm 07 Dec 13

Going to be a right mess if the gowns tear down that legislation.

fabforty 4:43 pm 07 Dec 13

ScienceRules said :

Congratulations to the happy couple and bravo to everyone involved. Great days indeed…

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ScienceRules 2:03 pm 07 Dec 13

Congratulations to the happy couple and bravo to everyone involved. Great days indeed…

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