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THE Daily Mer­cury ed­i­to­rial on Satur­day (”Now to see how pol­lies vote on same-sex”, 08/10/17) asks how I will gauge the vote of my con­stituents on chang­ing the def­i­ni­tion of mar­riage. The an­swer is sim­ple. I am ad­vised the ABS will be break­ing down the re­sults by elec­torate.

I - and many oth­ers - have grave con­cerns about the con­se­quences of chang­ing the def­i­ni­tion of mar­riage, par­tic­u­larly in schools where school chil­dren are al­ready sub­ject to rad­i­cal gen­der ide­ol­ogy in­clud­ing claims that boys can choose to be girls and vice versa...

If, de­spite these grave con­cerns, the peo­ple of Daw­son vote to change the def­i­ni­tion of mar­riage, as their rep­re­sen­ta­tive I will put aside my per­sonal view and I will not vote against their wishes.

I again en­cour­age ev­ery­one to have their say on chang­ing the def­i­ni­tion of mar­riage so that the mat­ter is fi­nalised once and for all and we can move on to more press­ing is­sues such as the ris­ing cost of elec­tric­ity in this coun­try. — Ge­orge Chris­tensen MP Fed­eral Mem­ber for Daw­son *abridged

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