HUMANITY ALLOWED SSM
IT took decades for western nations, including Australia, to reject Judea-Christian ideologies and apply secularism to achieve gender equality, freedom of speech, sexual orientation, birth control, abortion, accepting couples living as partners and children born out of wedlock all as normal.
We also accepted all UN declaration on human rights only because we rejected the intolerance and medieval draconian ideologies of religions.
For centuries gays were abused, bashed, killed and denied educations and jobs. They had to hide, some until death.
Now the bigots are asking to at least give them the freedom to discriminate against gays in some small ways who are in SSM on the pretext of religious freedom.
Their god has already spoken and allowed SSM in nearly 25 countries and it is inevitable in Australia.
Believers should take comfort with the fact that it’s not God who allowed it, but it was humanity that did. ALEX MULLA, Highgate