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Commerce

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same sex marriage
Real Life Issue.
AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT
Goal
Start
Same-sex couples and families in Australia have been proven to get fewer leave entitlements, less workers’ compensation, fewer tax concessions, fewer veterans’ entitlements, fewer health care subsidies, less superannuation and pay more for residential aged care than opposite-sex couples in the same circumstances.
Further, children in same-sex families may suffer because one or both of their parents are denied the financial and work-related entitlements which are intended to help families live better.

The 2001 Australian census suggests that there are approximately 20 000 same-sex couples living together in the same home. Of those 20 000 couples, approximately 20% of lesbian couples, and 5% of gay male couples are living with children.

However, the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggests that the figure of 20,000 underestimates the true number of same-sex couples. And several surveys suggest that there are many more gay male couples with children than the 5% suggested in the census – some suggest the figure is closer to 10%.

Whatever the precise figures, it is quite clear that discrimination against same-sex couples and their children affects many people in the Australian community.
IDENTIFY
Equal Marriage Rights for everyone
Gay Marriage Laws
in three easy steps

By Mackenzie,
Rebecca
and Emily

You cant have an opinion on something you don't understand, so what is same sex marriage like in Australia?
Same-sex marriage discrimination in Australia
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Rudd is at pains to insist that childrens’ welfare should be of paramount concern, and goes back to the scientific research that shows there’s no cause for worry. He adds that among the many changes to family structures in Australia is the reality that more and more kids are being raised by same-sex parents. He notes that children in these relationships have the same legal rights as children in traditional marriage, and asks why Australia shouldn’t give children raised by same-sex parents the “emotional and practical stability” offered by civil marriage.

Combining his interpretation of the history of Christian thinking, scientific research showing same-sex marriages are the same as traditional ones in terms of outcomes for kids, and an acknowledgement of stuff that’s happening in families anyway, leads Rudd to conclude he can change his mind.

What shouldn’t be lost, though, is the explanation of the change of heart by of a previously rigid opponent of same-sex marriage, in a member of the constituency that the gay rights movement needs to reach. Rudd has outlined what it takes to change an influential mind, directly from someone who was on the other side of the argument, at least publicly on the 21st of may 2013..
Australian Parliment

DEFINITION: two people of the same sex who live together as a family

STATISTICS:
In 2011, 33,714 same-sex couples were counted in the Census. Consistent with the legal situation in Australia, the overwhelming majority of same-sex couples were described as
de facto partners (96%), while there were 1,338 same-sex couples where one person was described as the husband or wife of the other.•

The total of 33,714 same-sex couples in 2011 was 32% higher than the number in 2006.
Same-sex couples increased both in number and as a proportion of all couples in every Census after 1996, when this information was first compiled• In 2011, as in previous censuses, more male than female same-sex couples were reported.

17,584 compared with 16,131 or 109 male couples for every 100 female couples. However,
the gap between the number of male and female same-sex couples has narrowed since
1996,
when there were 137 male couples for every 100 female couples. Same-sex couples account for a very small proportion of all couple families.Results for 2011 from Ireland's Census were lower than for Australia – 0.4% of all couples were of the same sex. These three countries, like Australia, recorded substantial increases over their previous Censuses.
Things we would change about same sex marriage:

African-American people were once not considered as equal human beings and were not allowed to marry people that weren’t African-American people but the world has grown to accept their rights.
The same should happen for same sex marriage, there is no difference between these two cases.
Catholicism applies to one single group of people, and although many religions have similar beliefs.on same sex marriage, this should not restrict anyone from loving whoever they want if their decision is outside of the church. Catholicism should not influence a decision as serious as this.
People should have the ability to live their lives the way they want without discrimination
The Constitution gives us many liberties. One of our civil liberties is the pursuit of happiness, which homosexual people are not allowed to chase. They cannot be married to the person they love and it violates their freedoms.
Even though gay marriage should be legalized, some people have different beliefs. In most religions including, Christianity, Islam, and Orthodox Judaism same sex preferences are a sin. Fortunately some of these religions are beginning to slowly accept gay marriage.
In a marriage there is one thing that truly matters: love. Yes, other things are important too, but not nearly as much.

(conclusion)
DISCUSS
DISCUSS
IDENTIFY AND OUTLINE
It’s completely okay to be homosexual or any other preference of sexuality that isn’t straight. People who are a different sexuality deserve the same rights as people who are straight. I don’t understand why rights are stolen over preference that they can’t help? I don’t understand, we’re all humans and it’s all the same love underneath the fear. Why should people have to hide who they are so others can be happy? Taking away marriage rights from people who aren’t straight is like saying people can’t eat because they don’t like certain foods. It’s stupid. Everyone deserves a choice and in this day and age what is normal classed as? Normal is weird, weird is normal. In the end, we’re all humans, despite who we love or are attracted to.
With our law changes, everyone could choose there love, with or without religious influences. Hopefully, this would only impacts society in a positive manner, although it may have a negative response from some, it will allows everyone to choose someone to make them happy, same sex or not. This choice is a human right and everyone is entitled to it. Society may not be accepting at first, but as the world changes and grows, society has to change and grow with it, new opinions and laws and we believe that accepting same sex marriage is a small part in a large step forward.
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