Period: 12 Sep – 7 Nov 2017
The amendment to the Marriage Act proposed by the Exposure Draft Marriage Amendment (Same sex Marriage) Bill, put to the Parliament when the plebiscite returned a “yes” vote, was that marriage be “the union of any 2 people.” The Attorney-General’s Department’s Submission (Submission 78) to the Inquiry into the Exposure Draft Bill said: “Under this definition, … couples … who are intersex or of a non-binary gender, would be able to marry.” So persons of any fluid gender could marry.
This is not simply same-sex marriage – this is transgender (or gender-fluid) marriage.
How Does This Affect All Australians?
Workplaces, public services (e.g. in the ACT), universities and education departments are issuing guidelines or running programs on transgenderism in workplaces, universities and various public services. The Victorian public service requires gender-neutral language. The Commonwealth public service proposed gender-neutral bathrooms, after the Attorney General’s Department issued the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, which requires all federal government departments to recognise a person as Male, Female X(Indeterminate, Unspecified, Intersex).
Also, for example, Monash University runs Queer 101 for students on diversity, record a change of gender on university records by filling out a statutory declaration with a variation of personal details form.
Children can transition gender even while still at school by socially transitioning i.e. wearing the clothes (including school uniform) of the opposite sex, adapting their hairstyle and using the toilets, showers and change rooms of the opposite sex. This is already in the policy guidelines of the NSW, Victorian, SA and Queensland education departments.
We heavily contributed to the Australia-wide Coalition for Marriage effort to preserve the fundamental institution of marriage, the bedrock of society.
The Australian Family Association mobilised young and young-at-heart supporters across the nation, letter-boxing flyers, door-knocking, rallying at roadsides and in universities, polling, talking to parents about concerns on how transgender marriage would affect education, and to business owners and employees concerned about how their freedom of expression and livelihoods would be affected.
- Australian Marriage Forum website acquired 120,000 signatures in 2 weeks, against a change in Labor policy at their national conference. The AFA funded content creation; this site was viewed by many MPs, who were encouraged in their stance to stay strong on the issue. [The site has since been majorly altered by our affiliates.]
- Transgender Marriage Vote website dedicated to educating the public about the transgender marriage legislation and its effects on all facets of Australian society.
- Kids Rights website on the contents of “Safe Schools”, indoctrinating children into neo-Marxist and LGBT ideology.
- Transgender Marriage Facebook page sharing current articles on transgenderism, including rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD) which is affecting many teenagers and young adults.
- Transgender Marriage Twitter account disseminating similar articles and observations from other organisations and individuals at the forefront of #peaktrans, the realisation of the lies underlying transgender ideology and how vulnerable people are being manipulated for the benefit of medical industry.
- Our Voice. Our Vote. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for young people, particularly those identifying as gay, who saw the problems with the proposed legislation and exhorted their peers to Vote No.
Only 48.972% of voters chose “Yes” in the non-binding postal survey, but as it was a majority of those who actually participated in the survey, the results were taken as conclusive and used as binding law.
Nevertheless, the proportion of those voting “No” increased from the beginning of the campaign, as more people were made aware of the ramifications of the poorly-worded survey.
Gay and Voting No
We continue to campaign to educate our fellow Australians about the dangers of gender-fluid ideology, giving voice to those who have de-transitioned and are now speaking out about the lies which distorted their identity and self-image.