Sexuality not personal choice
LINKING same-sex marriage with paedophilia and polygamy is reprehensible.
Same sex marriage is not a first step on a slippery slope that would end in adults marrying kids, people having multiple wives, others tying the knot with livestock and brothers marrying brothers or sisters marrying sisters.
If you do somehow think it’s relevant to combine these discussions — pause a second to think about the ramifications your arguments will have on the mental health of the gay community, particularly young people who are trying to come to terms with their own sexualities.
Homosexuality is not a choice, or a fashion trend, or a mental illness. Sexuality is like eye colour, height, shoe size, left/right handedness – a person does not choose.
All the same-sex marriage amendment will do is provide immediate legal recognition for same-sex couples who wed and gets us a step closer to ending discrimination.
— Tina Cupitt,
MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Drawing a line at what same sex marriage means.