What’s going to change in Australia with same-sex marriage?

What’s going to change in Australia with same-sex marriage? By Mark Powell.

In the space of just a few decades, homosexuality has gone from being a criminal offence to a psychological disorder, to an acceptable way of life, to today, the ‘new virtue’. Without doubt, we are living in a time of massive moral and cultural change. …

Marsha Gessen, the lesbian political activist, brazenly told the 2012 Sydney Writer’s Festival that: “Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there. Because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change. And that is a lie.” …

LGBTI writer, director and producer, Maeve Marsden, explained the content of what this would mean when, just a few months ago, she wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald: …

Yes, marriage is not the final frontier. Yes, we want safe schools. Yes, gay conversion therapy is child abuse. Yes, we want transgender kids’ agency to be respected and supported – regardless of what their parents want. Yes.

What many other LGBTIQ advocates are now starting to state plainly, is that the changes Marsden was openly talking about are part of their larger social agenda. As such, we should expect to see Australian society change in the following ways:

Education: The day after the marriage law was changed by the Australian Parliament, “Dolly Doctor”, Melissa Kang, wrote: “The marriage equality bill has passed, and the mandate to deliver inclusive sexuality education in schools is more pressing than ever. LGBTQI+-inclusive sexuality education should embrace diversity in the classroom, the staff-room and in whole-of-school policies.”

Notice how the language has immediately morphed into stating that the non-binding voluntary postal survey (rather than, plebiscite) was a mandate for things like the Safe Schools Curriculum. During the campaign, the message was that it was only about “equality” and “love”. Now that the “Yes” campaign has triumphed, the true extent of their intentions has been revealed. …

Therapy: As Marsden stated earlier, LGBTIQ lobbyists will present gay conversion therapy in particular, as a form of ‘child abuse.’ As such, any attempt to change or re-orient someone away from an LGBTIQ lifestyle will itself be a crime.  …

Freedom of conscience: … Some in the community, such as Dr Ian Lambert, the Principal of Scots College Sydney, and one of Australia’s leading educators, wrote last week to the federal parliament asking, “Will the withdrawal of government funding or registration to independent schools be used as a blunt instrument to force schools with religious foundations to comply or die if they continue to uphold ­religious beliefs and values that have shaped Western civilisation for thousands of years?’’ The parliament’s response? They refused to even table his letter. …

See also What’s changed in Britain since same-sex marriage?

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific, Stephen Neil