Published daily by the Lowy Institute. Foreign influence helped scupper a bid to be the first Asian nation to formally legalise gay marriage. Like in Australia, the debate about foreign interference in Taiwan usually centres on the shadowy intentions of China. Support for change foundered. The proponents of marriage equality are said to have run a poor campaign, too focused in the cities, especially the youth vote, and largely ignoring rural areas.
Reader comments are listed below. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. Next we should allow brothers to marry sisters, mothers to marry sons, grandfathers to marry granddaughters I'm slightly confused as to what this has to do with American politics.
31 arguments against gay marriage (and why they’re all wrong)
Posted August 23, As Australia faces a postal survey on same-sex marriage, we are seeing a steady stream of articles arguing the Yes or No case. Many on the No side are prone to citing the Bible or appealing to "biblical values".
When it comes to gay marriage, the times, they are a-confusing. For instance, we recently overheard some people extolling the virtues of marriage, and how it allowed them to finally join in family gatherings as respectable married people, instead of skulking in as shamefully unmarried partners. They reminisced about the joys of being able to walk up to coworkers and introduce their husbands, the sparkle of their wedding rings legitimizing their socially sanctioned and forever-to-be unions. You might wonder: Were we somewhere near the extreme right-wing group Focus on the Family? Those words came from the mouths of gays arguing that gay marriage is necessary for the well being of the world.