Australian news outlets continue propagating homophobic rhetoric re: gay marriage. You know what to do internet!
Rupert Murdoch’s mouthpieces are at it again, with News Limited publications The Herald Sun and The Australian both publishing editorials attacking the movement for gay marriage in Australia on the same weekend as the successful equal love rally (Nov 20th & 21st).
Miranda Devine of The Herald Sun writes:
“But in all the talk of “human rights”, no one has explained convincingly what gays will bring to marriage. How will they improve the institution?
One of the consequences of remaking marriage to include gays is that it will be transformed from an institution centred around the wellbeing of children to one centred on the self-fulfillment of adults.”
and Christopher Pearson of The Australian writes:
“But the few remaining privileges reserved for matrimony are there for sound, practical reasons.
Men and women tend to have different needs and priorities when they enter a mature sexual relationship.
Most men are not naturally disposed to be monogamous, for example. One of the purposes of marriage is to bind them to their spouses and children for the long haul and to give the state’s approval to those who enter such a contract and abide by its terms.
Another of the purposes of marriage is to affirm that parenthood is a big, and in most cases the primary, contribution a couple can make, both to their own fulfilment and the public good.
It follows that societies which want to sustain their population size, let alone increase their fertility level, should positively discriminate in favour of stable, heterosexual relationships and assert the preferability of adolescents making a normal transition to heterosexual adulthood.
It should be obvious to unprejudiced observers that, while there are plenty of well-adjusted gays who manage to lead satisfying and productive lives, rational people do not of their own volition choose to be homosexual.”
You know what to do internet.
Read and comment on Devine’s article here
and Pearson’s article here