Mar­riage def­i­ni­tions

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS / OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

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.

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