Upon the urging of LGBT groups, yesterday the Australian Senate voted to formally kill a non-binding national plebiscite on same-sex marriage. We’ve known for weeks that the plebiscite was never going to happen, but Tony Perkins is calling the vote a victory for White Jesus. Via press release:
So much for the worldwide movement to redefine marriage! Remember when liberals tried to paint people who believe in natural marriage as backwards and out-of-touch? Of course you do — they’re still trying. Well, they’ll have a tougher time of it now after the global pushback. A month after tens of thousands marched against same-sex marriage in France, Australia is protesting in an even more important way: legislatively.
After 14 long months of debate, the Aussies defeated a push to legalize the idea earlier today. Despite the usual LGBT propaganda, the Australian Senate voted down the effort to hold a referendum on same-sex marriage 33-29, dealing an enormous blow to the liberals Down Under. “If the Labor Party wants to block [it] then there will not be a vote on same-sex for this term, and I anticipate that will probably be our policy heading into another term of government,” said leader Andrew Broad.
Unfortunately for Americans, our country would have almost certainly had the same result if voters had the benefit of representative government on the issue! Instead, the Left pressed the courts to decide the issue until ultimately, five unelected justices did. Over time, liberals — with the help of the media — managed to create this phony impression of support — even when the ballot boxes and state laws told a different story. As House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) admitted this spring, “Legislatively, we couldn’t really succeed, but from the courts… that victory has been won.”
The Left finally owned up to the fact that they had to force the redefinition of marriage on the country illegitimately. And that proves a powerful point: The reason same-sex marriage is legal in America is not because the people or their elected officials demanded it. It’s because the courts forced it on an unwilling country — finding in the invisible ink of the Constitution a “right” to destroy the most stable institution in the history of civilization. Congratulations to Australia for deciding the issue the way it was intended: democratically!
From ABC Australia:
The Federal Opposition, joined by an increasing number of gay and lesbian groups, argued it would result in divisive debate that would have hurt vulnerable members of the community. It also attacked the proposed $170 million price tag for the plebiscite.
Greens senator Rachel Siewert said the gay and lesbian community had lobbied strongly for the plebiscite bill to be defeated. “I’ve lost count of the number of my LGBTIQ friends who have urged and begged us not to support this plebiscite.”
Chair of Australian Marriage Equality Alex Greenwich said supporters of same sex marriage should refocus efforts on a direct vote in Parliament to change the Marriage Act. “We know that a majority of Australians, indeed a majority of parliamentarians, support this reform.” “We hope that we can all work together to finally get this through our Parliament.”