World of difference
The same sex marriage survey question is very simple, but one too difficult it seems for members of the government to decide on their own.
People are being asked whether people of the same sex should be given the right to marry. There are only two answers that can be given. The answer is either yes or no. It is a survey that is voluntary and indeed politicians can dismiss the results and act according to their own beliefs.
Conflating that simple question with ideas that are well beyond the scope of what that question asks, makes the simple far more complex than it should be. It is not asking what should and shouldn’t be taught in schools. It is not about denying free speech. It is not about the best family unit to raise children. It is simply about whether the right to be married should be extended to same sex couples across Australia.
The notion of same sex couples marrying may challenge religious doctrine. Though marriage is often conducted in religious settings, it is actually a secular institution and there is a legal framework that supports it.