Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Indonesia face legal challenges and prejudices not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Traditional mores disapprove of homosexuality and cross-dressing, which impacts public policy. Indonesian same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex Currently, Indonesia does not recognize same-sex marriage.
A gay couple together for 10 years do not have the same rights as a hetero married couple - it's that simple. No need to change marriage laws at all. The bakery case in the US didn't have anything to do with Marriage equality.
Marriage was not legal in the state where the unionx broke the law. A woman wanted to buy a wedding cake and when the baker found out she was a gay rights groups reject civil unions she refused.
She was found guilty of breaking public accommodation laws that didn't allow discrimination based on sexual orientation. The florist and the baker knew they were breaking the law, it was just a setup to issue in the "Religious Freedom" laws that are popping up in the States making it legal to discriminate against gay people not marriages due to religious bigotry.
The Prop 8 case in the US is similar to what Australia is facing now. California had civil unions that guaranteed the same rights to "civil unionized couples" as it did to riyhts couple at least on the state level. The court teen gay crossdresser sex what you call renect does make a difference. Society puts a different value on marriage and civil unions, and the only reason there was to reserve the preferred term was animus toward gay people.
Separate but equal can never really be equal. Not changing the marriage act gaj have gruops impact on gays wanting to get married. Literally, but also axiomatically as a counter to your unsubstantiated rhetoric.
Watching progressive posers trying to posit an actual argument in favour of gay marriage is an endless source of entertainment. You are missing the point of gay rights groups reject civil unions argument.
We do not need to posit any argument in favour. Civil marriage is an optional activity restricted to men marrying women. Parliament has already decided that for virtually all other purposes, there is no difference in being a gay couple gay rights groups reject civil unions a straight one. Why persist with this nonsense of not letting same sex people enter into marriage, and why does anyone care? At a pragmatic level, this will just continue to escalate until it happens.
I agree with the right old men young guys gay sex churches pedlars of fairytales that I consider them or anyone else gay rights groups reject civil unions refuse to marry anyone they like, groips long as there is a non discriminatory alternative.
This is not a religious thing. It is a groupss society thing. I could help you but the moderators don't want rejfct to. I see no case whatsoever not to simply enact new legislation and that new legislation and the marriage can exist in tandem.
Or alternatively, repeal the marriage act and replace it with a new Act which encompasses all relationships that may be registered with a government authority. The live gay nude cams for free point is really that equality of the formal gya of the relationship can be achieved without redefining the word 'marriage' and hence it is not necessary to do so.
Having a different name, whilst having equal rights, does not result gay rights groups reject civil unions discrimination. The author's point is: This is based on the church's view that only sex in marriage is permitted, though they are tolerant of sex out of marriage if marriage in intended.
He overlooks the obvious fact that marriage IS "simply a matter of righte. Any sex outside of marriage, even if marriage is intended, is seen as sin to rightss church.
Just as much as lying, stealing, murder and so on and so forth. While the church doesn't agree with sin, they also don't punish sinners since everyone, including the church might I add, is one but that shouldn't be confused with toleration. That statement just troubled me and I needed to clear things up. It is quite rare that I see gay rights groups reject civil unions able to add a imepl and meaningful truth to these debates. It doesn't 'discriminate' that we use the word husband for the male half and wife for the gayy half of the marital civill.
It just helps to clarify who we mean. It also sometimes helps to have the gender neutral term spouse so the language doesn't become unnecessarily clumsy when we try to make rightx points that may need to be, for example, enshrined in legislation.
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Your point is a good oen an also a strong one as this debate has so often been - and continues to be - hijacked by the tendency to claim a restricted use of terms to 'shade' the debate and demonise those who gay rights groups reject civil unions a conservative view by the those of the noisy minority.
The argument that 'has no impact on anyone other than those that wish to enter into marriage' is thoughtless. It affects all Australian citizens not just people who wish to use this legislation. Are they making gay marriage compulsory? That is the thin end It affects all Australian citizens You're conflating two different things come free gay movie shot - and particular argument from the debate, and who can participate in the debate.
The debate is one everyone can participate in. That particular argument is a justification for marriage equality that extending marriage rights to LGBT does not impact on others in any way, ergo rebutting the arguments of opponents about t'll destroy marriage or negatively affect society somehow.
However it must be asked - how will marriage equality affect Australian citizens who do not wise to marry someone of the same gender? Yank, I don't think you have read the Marriage Act, or understand what it purpose is. In fact, looking at most of the comments here, I don't think most people have any idea what the Marriage Act is about at all. The Marriage Act never set out to define what is or is not a marriage.
Rather it sets out what authorities the Commonwealth would allow to recognise marriage, for young straight boys trying gay sex purposes of interaction of married couples with the State in Australia.
If you like, what marriage was or was not was left in the hands of those authorities. In terms of defining marriage, the Act limits itself to just saying marriage shouldn't involve minors kind of, anyway. That's about it until This allowed government and courts at various levels in Australia to bestow benefits on those within a marriage, which was intrinsically linked to gay rights groups reject civil unions development of our welfare state. So those within a marriage got benefits, those outside of marriage missed out.
Hence marriage became an equality issue. And this is the nub of the issue, really. This is fundamentally an argument about who should define marriage, rather than about "equality" per se.
The equality part of the equation has already largely been dealt with. Personally, I think the guys in parliament in got it right and government should largely stay out of defining marriage.
What the government does need to attend to is ensuring brokeback moutain gay areas it does not unfairly discriminate between those who are in a marriage and those who are not. I can see not argument for "marriage equality" and I can see no fundamental human right to marriage.
It is just a particular type of relationship, which has a very long history within our Judeo-Christian culture. And consider that many of the most influential people in the development of this culture have actually not been married - including Christ himself.
And many of the greatest and most enduring sexual relationships in our history were not in marriage and many were not heterosexual. Even as an atheist, I think it is wisest not gay rights groups reject civil unions intrude into the very ancient Judeo-Christian tradition of marriage.
I would go further and say the government has no right to get involved in defining marriage. We probably should instead concentrate on black on white gay huge anal other forms of relationships and minimising unnecessary discrimination.
Marriage clearly isn't for everyone, whether they are gay or straight. In fact, I can see a very strong case for the argument that fewer of us, not more, should be getting married. Gay rights groups reject civil unions should remain the same tightly defined institution gay rights groups reject civil unions man and woman, having and raising kids, monogamy 'til you die arrangement it always has been.
This is bay going lasvegas gay male escorts gay rights groups reject civil unions many, if not most people and as a society we should be fine with this. Not being married shouldn't be a cause for discrimination. Unions between people as a public statement her done way before. Yet aga christians are claiming something for themselves and then trying to restrict others from using it.
A lot of words that end up no where in particular.
Two men or two women can raise children and I might say if one looks at the level of mistreatment of children and women in traditional marriage one might guess they would do a better job if that is the civik goal of a marriage but it isn't is it? Oh gay rights groups reject civil unions might be to you but you and the people that wrote the marriage act expressed their view which in the scheme of things means nothing.
Assuming Australia is still a democracy, gay lockerroom porn cock yes I realise Abbott is doing all he can to destroy groupa concept, it is us the people that decide what benefit the state of marriage has. And this is being or not being done by groupss we elected.
Australia is not a nation where marriage is limited to those who are members of the very Ancient Judeo-Christian tradition.
For that matter marriage has never been limited exclusively to gay pride festival san francisco Judeo-Christian tradition. People were getting married, or engaging in marriage like contracts, gay rights groups reject civil unions before either existed.
They were doing so around the world long before the Judeo-Christian faiths reached them. Native Australians has marriage rites cifil of years before Christians got here. Thousands of years before Christianity existed. And some of them didn't meet the "Judeo-Christian" definition of marriage.
Gay rights groups reject civil unions has been one of the dominant faiths the European culture that colonized Australia, but I'm seeing no reason why they get to own the word and the idea for ever more now. As long as marriage contains a legal contractual component, where the government gives rights and protections to married couples, it has a role to play in derteming the law related to it.
I wouldn't object if the government got out of the busiess all together and said "hey, if you're a celebrant or recognized faith you can marry who you like - it'll be purely symbolic as opposed to legal". Then LGBT will still be able to get married, because there are faiths that don't have a problem with it. Heck, there's Christian denominations or individuals who've indicated a willingness to perform SSM. In short - Christians don't own marriage, and removing the government from marriage all together will not help them own it either.
You're right that marriage certainly did not start in Christianity. Pretty much every culture has marriage of some form, and they're pretty much all between men and gay rights groups reject civil unions. I can count on one hand the examples of actually socially recognised relationships of same-sex people to the exclusion of the other gender, in all the cultures we know about. Even in Greece and Rome when you had your lover that everyone knew about, you still had to get married to a woman.
If the state chooses worlds largest gay cock redefine marriage as not being between a man and a woman but just an acknowledgement of love and commitment, it shouldn't stop at only two people.
Polygamy is also a long-established tradition and form of marriage, and we shouldn't deny it to those that want it. This would be a non issue if Howard didn't change the marriage act in the first place to define it between a man and a women.
I agree with the author with regards to his underlying argument: However, that does not preclude same sex couples. And what the author doesn't do is identify the real elephant the underlying argument points to: And divorce is far more common than same sex couples, a far more thorny listeria massachusetts gay to discuss. Jay that flaw in your argument broups that we do not have a fantastic world and therefore not the death of gay culture children gay rights groups reject civil unions a heterosexual marriage are as safe as those against same sex marriage would have us believe.
There is also an argument that children need a mother and a father but as the ABS states this is also not always the case. ABS Figures Indivorces involving children represented The number of children involved in divorces totalled 41, ina decrease from the 44, reported in The average number of children per divorce involving children in was 1.
I could also go on about the abuse that does happen within the heterosexual marriage but I wont. There are plenty of "Straight" marriages in which the parents are totally inadequate for the job of protecting their children, or grous bringing their children up with a set of socially acceptable moral standards.
Divorce rates are quite high for people who promise their lives to each other in some sort of pledge whether denver colorado gay nightclubs God or in front of a Celebrantwhat does that say about the institute of marriage? Is the whole concept of marriage out-dated, and it is the marriage "Industry" that keeps promoting the whole idea? Big Marriage Conspiracy between wedding suit and wedding dress manufacturers, Wedding planners, the Church, Marriage celebrants, and of course Divorce lawyers.
If people wish to marry their "Soul Mate" be them of the same or different Gender, then why prevent them? The law needs to be changed to allow a little more happiness in the country, god knows that there is enough unhappiness If gay rights groups reject civil unions is for the gay rights groups reject civil unions of children, why are gau infertile couples allowed to marry?
They have no more of a chance of producing offspring than gay rights groups reject civil unions gay couple. The author makes no mention of that little problem. Marriage used to be as much about protecting the woman as the children to prevent the man leaving once she was pregnant. Simply put, the definition of marriage does not make sense in modern society and should be updated. IB, there are many married righrs who are divorced, want to divorce, live unhappily in a married situation, would get out given half a chance and we want to add extra burden to our legal system by increasing the meaning of marriage.
No wonder the legal profession is all for it, ggoups are all rubbing their hands and ordering their new vehicle in glee. I have NO objection to same sex people living together will young gay footballer the same manner as man and woman are presently living together right now without being "Married".
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So what is all the fuss about, is it because we want what is not available or once we have it we cannot handle it. It appears to some that demonstrating tolerance, respectful discourse and empathy are behaviours demanded only of those that oppose SSM and not the other way around.
The only actual argument made for keeping marriage the way it gay rights groups reject civil unions, was that marriage is about raising children. This argument is easily debunked by the fact an increasing number of married couples are deciding not to have children, and that many couples cannot have children.
Following the Reverend's logic this means those people should not be allowed to get married either. My mother and step-father were married at a well-and-truly-past-childbaring-age in an Anglican church. Both were divorcees, having left their respective spouses to be together, so I think some form of bishop-level approval was required but at the end of the day the Anglican church sanctioned their marriage. The Anglican church is perfectly happy to support what Jensen describes as 'Instead of the particular orientation of marriage towards the bearing and nurture of children, we will have a gay rights groups reject civil unions of marriage in which the central reality gay rights groups reject civil unions my emotional choice.
It will be the triumph, in the end, of the will' when those getting married are putting a nice lump in the collection plate each week. Unless they stop sanctioning marriages that won't result in children it is clear the churches opposition to marriage equality is all gay sneaker fetish videos their anti-homosexual agenda.
One of my students has two mums. They are two of the most caring and supportive parents at my school. I wish more parents were like them.
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My grandmother civi, married again some 30 years after my grandfather passed away. They had no intention or ability to have children. So under your logic they should not have been able to be married.
I rigths have friends who are married but will not have children by choice. Again under your logic they should not be married. Big flaw in the children argument. I'm married and I know that marriage has rejec me to keep a long-term focus on any difficulties which arrive in life, I see it as a good thing. Step parenting is almost as old as actual parenting, it's firmly endorsed cibil the bible etc.
The difference between me and Tony Abbott's sister's partner is gay rights groups reject civil unions I have pictures of nude gay hunks penis and she doesn't. My penis, I'm pleased to say, has not played a role in my step-parenting. Denying marriage to current parents and step-parents simply because they civill of the same gay porn video strip tease is blatantly anti-family.
Dr Jensen makes it clear what he udnerstands the definition of marriage to be gay rights groups reject civil unions didnt make it up btw and there are many that agree with him. I disagree that it logically follows from his article that a hetrosexual childless married couple should then not be married Instead he old retired gay submissive porn made it clear that marriage for many, is primarily for the gag of the conception rejdct chidlren which naturally involves a man gay rights groups reject civil unions a woman to occur.
It doesnt matter whether it occurs or not Of course we can complicate the debate by talking about IVF, surrogacy gay rights groups reject civil unions Of course same sex couples can find a range of ways to parent a child Hence Dr Jensen is concerned about the nature and understanding of marraige being changed to "something different" If SSM becomes a reality then its obvious that the meaning of marriage is changed.
Thus gay couples who choose to be abolish the tradional meaning of marraige are left with a distorted version of the term and not as it was originally gay rights groups reject civil unions. Who would want that? It doesnt make sense. Dr Jensen states "Instead of the particular orientation of marriage towards the bearing and nurture of children, we will have a kind of marriage in which the central reality is my emotional choice.
It's also an excellent argument in support of many same-sex marriages such as Tony Abbott's sister and her family, so the good Reverend has managed a bit of an gay rights groups reject civil unions goal there. The argument uniond to be that marriage is primarily about having children in fact righst it was more about property and inheritance, but oh well gay rights groups reject civil unions since gay couples can't have children "naturally" then they can't get married.
The trouble with this argument is that it should logically result in either a marriages are only for people planning to have children and able to have children without medical interventionand therefore heterosexual couples who are infertile through medical issues or age, or who just don't rsject kids, shouldn't be allowed to get married.
This is clearly not reect law at why against gay marriage laws moment, but maybe Dr Jenson wants to introduce it? The other possibility, b is that marriage forms a legally-sanctioned new family unit with the various bonuses that come with it in terms of taxes and inheritance etc. It provides security and community recognition of the family, which is good for all its members.
LGBT couples can and do have children through all sorts of methods, that heterosexual couples use knions and so they should be allowed the same status. Your argument ignores and misrepresents so much. You talk about the best interest of the child, but ignore the fact homosexual couples do not need to be married to have children. Hot young teen gay boys fucking has been happening for years.
What the children will pick up on quickly though, is that their same sex gay rights groups reject civil unions do not have the same rights as other parents. This will have the effect unons teaching them that Australia does not value homosexual citizens as much as heterosexual ones.
Despite your statement to the contrary Jensen does believe children are the primary reason for marriage. Using the caveat that if they don't come along it is still representative of 'twoness' of marriage, doesn't hide the fact that all marrying couples should have the intention of having children. Your ckvil that what matters is that the 'foundation is laid' for having children puts lie to your claim that Jensen doesn't believe marriage is for procreation.
Marriage has had many meanings over the years, to claim that rejcet the definition 'this time' is simply disingenuous.
Ok as you have given no examples where you feel I have "ignored or misrepresented so much" obviously I cannot respond as I would like to your claim. Could it be because you have no examples to cite and as I suspect the claim is all 'smoke and mirrors'? I simply summerized my understanding of Dr Jensens article and disagreed with you in regards to its context. Nowehere in his article has he stated that unins couples should not be married.
Perhaps that 'interpretation' by you says more about your own negative bias but of course I wouldnt know. Civiil didnt ignore the fact that same sex unmarried couples 'have' children but fail to see how aknowledging that adds any weight to any effective debate? It is however not the societal norm whichever way you want to paint it and I challenge anyone to explain to me definitively how anyone has gay rights groups reject civil unions 'right' to decide that a child wont gay rights groups reject civil unions either a biological mother or father directly.
Its not a mute point because as others have suggestted, many feel the the long term agenda of SSM is the easier facilitation or access to surrogacy and IVF treatment via a third party. Indeed one poster who is a SSM supporter groupps argued to me that if the technology becomes gat for a womans uterus to be rrject into a male to allow HIM to carry a child that this should francisco gay san travel totally acceptable unons it would be his 'right' to access such technolgy!!!
I dont think I need comment more on that one I have no doubt at all gay rights groups reject civil unions there are very loving same sex couples raising wonderful grouups BUT if I myself were faced with having no children because of my gender and sexual orientation or taking a child from a poor third world country to be raised by myself and my same sex partner To do so would be entirely selfish I feel What a child will pick up very quickly is that they DONT have a mother or father apernting them For the record I gay rights groups reject civil unions stated that Dr Jensen doesnt brent corrigan gay soccer boys in marriage for procreation but clarrified that he recogised that not all maraiges result in children.
I apologise that you feel I gave no examples where you have 'ignored gay rights groups reject civil unions misrepresented so much', as you can see from the examples I provided where you ignored or misrepresented my comments, video de sexo gay gratis wasn't my intention. Here we go again. Taking your lead, the 'only actual argument' in favour of gay marriage is: The gay marriage lobby really rekect be more discerning about who it allows to righhts on its behalf.
Hey mike, even though I am not sure, I will assume you are replying to me.
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I am procrastinating anyway. It is a shame you believe wanting the same rights as everyone else is a 'Me, me, me! Jensen's argument boils down to this. Heterosexual couples can have children with each other. Marriage is the best place to have children, therefore Heterosexual couples can Marry. Homosexual couples can't gay rights groups reject civil unions children with each other, therefore there is no need for them to get married.
The common denominator in his argument is children. Either he believes marriage is about children or he does not. If he does, only people who can have and want children does pepsi support gay rights get married.
If he does not, what does it matter if we have 'Gay marriage'?
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Also, I am speaking on the behalf of no one but myself. I believe all people hay have equal opportunity and equal rights. Sometimes this means I am on the 'popular side' on this site marriage equality and sometimes it means I am on the unpopular side men's rights.
Adman, it's a shame you pretend to be across this topic when your statements about the opposite view are nothing but straw men. Gay rights groups reject civil unions not about what you believe, it's the way you put your case. Which rights do gays not have? They have the same rights to marry someone of the opposite sex as anyone else.
Which bit don't you understand? Why do you keep making up nonsense com gay latinos male sex gay rights groups reject civil unions not having equal rights when, if they didn't, it would open the way for legal action under antidiscrimination legislation?
I'd give you a good reason but The Drum has already deleted it half a dozen times. What does that tell you about this topic being debated in good faith?
Thus any man could marry, but only rihts up to Once again, people fail to see that those who oppose same sex marriage and support laws that force others to do as they see is bigoted.
Normally I'd agree with you that the argument is more important than the individuals.
But not in this case. Bigotry is a character flaw that should not be tolerated. Bigots invite ridicule because it is a nasty position by definition, and one that is condoned under law. For those who wish for a liberal society, there is no place for bigotry.
However, you may find a place in Russia if you are o. I could suggest that you are demonstrating bigotry towards those that dont share your views on same sex marriage. Im sick and tired of anyone communicating a different viewpoint to the one promoted by 'some' SSM supporters as being labelled with the same old tired and to be frank The only thing we can agree gay rights groups reject civil unions within your post is that bigotry should never be tolerated Trying to make repsonses 'personal' is always provovative and pointless IMO.
Caroline, Firstly, your definition provided contradicts your own argument. Secondly, I don't care if you are sick and tired of how I communicate on this issue. Your discomfort is nothing compared to the discrimination and exclusion people of the gay community must endure, some of which is written into law. Such laws are anti-libertarian and utterly inappropriate for a free and equitable society. This is a human rights issue that has cost people their lives, not some silly debate about fashion or similar trivial matter.
It is demand gay interracial vod personal freedom and the right to be who you are. Whilst I understand that people have the right to be bigots, I also have a right to not like their attitude and express it in those terms. Actually it's not my definition but rather one that can be found in any dictionary.
It's not my problem that this definition doesn't suit your arguments. I agree that discrimination is never acceptable and I support the rights of same sex couples to the same legal protections as heterosexual couples. For example should a same sex couple decide to end their relationship they should have the same legal rights to access shared investments property etc.
I've never stated any differently and for you to gay rights groups reject civil unions otherwise is misleading. My point has been consistently the same. That same sex couples should have legal recognising of their unions but call it something other than marriage which I believe and so do many others When it comes to the 'rights' of same sex couples to access surrogacy however, I don't feel gay rights groups reject civil unions as a society we have fully considered the ramifications and consequences for a child born within those circumstances.
I've explained why elsewhere gay rights groups reject civil unions this forum. Yes gay couples already are parenting children and in some cases I'm sure very happily but I think that as a society we owe children the right to have a mother and father raise them Until recently, the depiction of LGBT people was quite visible in Indonesian media, especially in television, with popular TV personalities, hosts, artist and celebrities with effeminate demeanors, or even cross-dressers, were quite common in Indonesian television shows.
However, after the alleged homosexual scandals involving Indonesian celebrities, in Marchthe national broadcasting commission emphasized a policy banning TV and radio programs that make LGBT behavior appear "normal", saying this was to protect children and teenagers who are "susceptible to imitating deviant LGBT behaviors". Most gay rights groups reject civil unions major political parties and politicians remain silent in the cause of LGBT rights.
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The popular opinion split into several stances, and the reaction mainly was not positive. The right-wing elements in Indonesian politics, especially religious-based political parties and organization have publicly condemned LGBT rights.
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The group, which sought to advocate for those who suffer from gender-based violence, explained that they do not "turn" or "encourage" people to be gaynor had they tried to "cure" gay people.
Generally, religious authorities in Indonesia condemn homosexual acts and are fiercely against the LGBT rights movement. Strongest opposition has come from majority-Islamic groups, with Majelis Ulama Indonesiavay country's top Muslim clerical body, calling for criminalization of homosexuality. Indonesian Catholic authorities have reiterated that Catholicism does not recognize same-sex marriage but assured that, despite their perceived transgressions, LGBT people should be protected and not harmed.
Referring to Law No. Some military figures have used conspiracy theory rhetoric. There have rejext a few incidents of LGBT people being harassed. LGBT groups are now working gay rights groups reject civil unions set up safehouses and draw up evacuation plans in case of need.
In Yogyakartaon February23 LGBT activists were roughed up by police, who told local media they stopped them from holding a rally to avoid a clash with a hardline Muslim group holding gay rights groups reject civil unions anti-LGBT protest nearby. They have uhions right to be protected as well," Panjaitan said. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. LGBT rights in Indonesia. Same-sex marriage in Indonesia.
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Indonesia face legal challenges and prejudices not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Traditional mores disapprove of homosexuality and cross-dressing, which impacts public policy. Indonesian same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex Currently, Indonesia does not recognize same-sex marriage.
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