The union movement, if seen as ultimately organising the liberation of workers from wage slavery, is a point of comparison that makes Australia's marriage equality campaign even more laughably characterised as a civil rights movement. Again, this is a personal issue and not a decision to be made by government. These legislative efforts are largely educational: Since the amendment to the Marriage Act Cth which inserted the current definition of marriage, 22 bills dealing with marriage equality or the recognition of overseas same-sex marriages have been introduced into the federal Parliament. The imposition of a legal framework on the intricate web of relationships that have previously existed in the realm of freedom—that is, outside the law and entirely dependent on the trust and compliance of the individuals involved—would not only be a setback for liberty but a disaster for those it supposedly benefits: The legal hammer will fall and fall hard on those who dissent. Furthermore, the protection offered to religious institutions only scratch the surface of any protections that would be needed.
The Libertarian Party also accused legislators of attempting to buy the support of the LGBT community while still opposing same-sex marriage and repealing Don't ask, don't tell.
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For users that answer more than once yes we knowonly their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Under the rules of natural law, we delegate to the state certain personal rights and entrust them to our governments such as general law and order. Once marriage becomes the social plaything of legislators or judges there is no end to what can invented. Remember, what the state giveth, the state taketh away. Yet there is an effective conservative—or rather libertarian—case to be made against legalizing gay marriage, one that can be summarized by the old aphorism: The union movement, if seen as ultimately organising the liberation of workers from wage slavery, is a point of comparison that makes Australia's marriage equality campaign even more laughably characterised as a civil rights movement. More Popular Issues See how voters are siding on other popular political issues