To say that the people are sick of the way the government is dealing with gay marriage is a gross understatement. Now, instead of allowing the members of parliament to have a free vote in the house the other option that they came up with is a provisional vote. This is in place of the plebiscite they originally proposed. One could almost hear the groaning nation across the sea, because everyone is fed up with the way this matter is being handled.
Religion is playing a huge role in this, and few are fooled about that. The previous Prime Minister actually was in a seminary studying to be a priest. He is also a good friend of the previous Archbishop of Sydney, George Pell. The Catholic Church is bitterly opposed to gay marriage or anything to do with homosexuals.
Common sense, however, would direct a thinking person to understand that one is born gay and it is not a condition they choose. This is verified by my reincarnation and the fact that I was a man in my last life and a woman in this one. The difference in my body was very noticeable as a child who missed the strength and status of a man.
Those who, like me, have had a similar switch in sex between lives are struggling to cope. They need understanding and support rather than the treatment currently being given to them. Loving relationships do not have to be between a man and a woman, in the conventional way. Couples need a legal binding contract no matter who they are.
When they cohabitate there are issues that the law needs to consolidate. Wills, for instance, are part of the inheritance of the next of kin, which in this case may be disputed by other relatives. Property settlement in case of separation or divorce also needs a legal stand.
A situation has arisen where a gay couple married in an overseas country are seeking a divorce. Australian law has no answer for them. Although they live and work here their situation can not be handled here. This is a ridiculous situation and makes the government look as foolish as it is acting.
Surely there is enough intelligence in the parliament of Australia to bring this matter to a conclusion and stop putting people through hell because of religious rubbish. God is not interested in marriage because that is a condition laid down by the Catholic Church, and it came from Babylon, the original home of the Romans. It was established by Constantine and Jerome written the New Testament on orders of the Vatican. It's sick and its impact should stop.