How One Pastor Is Responding To Australia’s Redefinition Of Marriage

Campbell Markham

Same-sex marriage is virtually a done deal in Australia, although the House of Representatives is currently considering exemptions for religious ministers and institutions. Other possiible amendments include protections for the legal status of charities, for parents’ rights to educate their children according to their moral views and a clause protecting people or organisations which express traditional views of marriage. It is unlikely that any of them will succeed.

The most significant change is, of course, the redefinition of marriage to include two people, not just a man and a woman. In the article below, a Presbyterian pastor explains why he cannot in conscience officiate at weddings under the amended legislation.

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