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To see the real effects of redefining marriage, look no further than Canada. Regardless of whether one is for or against redefining the traditional definition of marriage in Australia, it is impossible to deny that the majority of Canadians have lost their fundamental rights as a result marriage being redefined.
According to an online post featured in The Chronicle:
Canada - Freedoms - Speech - Press - Religion
In Canada, freedoms of speech, press and religion have suffered greatly. If one says or writes anything considered "homophobic", anything questioning same sex marriage, one could face discipline, termination of employment, and/or prosecution by the government.
First and foremost, it drastically changed the way in which parenthood was defined, and tacitly states that children have no right to their biological roots:
Canada - Gay - Marriage - Law - Bill
Canada's gay marriage law, Bill C-38, included a provision to erase the term "natural parent" and replace it across the board with gender-neutral "legal parent" in federal law.
Now all children only have "legal parents", as defined by the state. In effect, same-sex marriage not only deprives children of their own rights to natural parentage, it gives the state the power to override the autonomy of biological parents, which means parental rights are usurped by the government.
Business - Companies - Organisations - LGBTI - Lobby
Second, fair business is all but obliterated, as companies and organisations which refuse to side with the LGBTI lobby continue to being taken to court for ‘discrimination’.
As for talk about how a shop (read wedding cake shop) would not make a same-sex wedding cake they should be fined. This is the rubbish that the left carries on with. A business should be able to retain the right to refuse service on principle. If only one wedding cake shop existed in Australia as a monopoly, this view would be valid.
Democracy - Businesses - Service - Customers - Anyone
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