The great con? Whatever it is, it is reminiscent of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Emperor’s New Clothes, with everyone saying they saw the invisible clothes lest they be labelled simpletons and unfit for office. Everyone, that is, except for one innocent child.
When looking at the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, one should start with the pioneer document, the The Civil Union Act 2004. Sections 17 and 18 cover the mutual interchange between a marriage and a heterosexual civil union.