SAME- SEX POLL

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

FORTY- NINE- year- old Catholic farmer and con­trac­tor An­thony Cardillo will be vot­ing “no” when it comes to fill­ing out his postal bal­lot.

He says mar­riage is be­tween a man and a woman. An­thony ( pic­tured) says he can’t un­der­stand why gays and les­bians are not happy with a civil union and why they in­sist on want­ing to be mar­ried.

“I vote ‘ no’ to gay mar­riage but ‘ yes’ to a civil union,” he said. In Queens­land ho­mo­sex­ual cou­ples can en­ter a civil union. Only het­ero­sex­u­als are recog­nised un­der the Com­mon­wealth Mar­riage Act.

An­thony be­lieves that if the “yes” vote pre­vails, the mean­ing of the word “mar­riage” will be di­min­ished.

“The word mar­riage is be­tween a man and a woman. I’m mar­ried. I don’t call it a re­la­tion­ship. It’s a mar­riage,” he said.

Pic­ture: ZAK SIM­MONDS

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