Should the law be changed to allow same-sex marriage?

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Many same-sex marriage advocates have opposed the vote, favouring a direct debate in parliament, but Yes and No supporters are campaigning heavily.

"Forcing children into ex-gay therapy is tantamount to child abuse". He also spoke out against institutions that attempt to enforce their religious beliefs on people.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has defended the rights of his star fullback Israel Folau to speak out against same-sex marriage saying the team respects each other's right to an opinion. These programs are based on a fundamental lie, and are intrinsically homophobic, ' said Rev Dr Margaret Mayman, Chair of Australian Christians for Marriage Equality. Ted Cruz, who employed the pollster during his presidential campaign, called WPA the "best in the business," a quotation listed on the company's website.

Pastor Brad Chilcott, from the Pentecostal Activate Church in Adelaide, said the church's involvement in gay conversion therapy is "cause for shame and repentance".

"Big ups to the seven people that haven't changed their enrolment info and their vote mail came to my house".

In response to Sheltion's comments the Australian Medical Association reminded that it and the World Medical Association "wholly condemns conversion therapy".

Chilcott also accused Shelton of misrepresenting the teachings of Jesus in The Bible.

Although the majority of Australian people indicated support for allowing same-sex couples to marry (55%), Queensland was the most conservative state on this issue featuring the top five electorates for lowest support.

Folau, a devout Christian, tweeted on Wednesday afternoon: "I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions. but personally, I will not support gay marriage". "But there's no doubt mainstream Christianity believes marriage is between a man and a woman".

I write in my own name and do not claim to represent anybody else although I have a feeling there are many who will hold a similar view.

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