• Two Decades of Same-sex Marriage in Sweden

    Data from the total population of Sweden was collected and patterns were analysed for male same-sex unions, female same-sex unions and opposite sex unions. Several findings were noted.
    1. The introduction of SSM legislation had NO NOTICEABLE EFFECT on the pace of formation of new same-sex unions neither did legislation reduce rate of divorce among same sex couples.
    2. Introduction of laws that supported PARENTING RIGHTS in same-sex unions led to increase in female same sex unions
    3. Overall, people in same sex union have HIGHER risk of divorce than opposite sex unions. Tendency to divorce highest among same sex women, followed by same sex males then opposite sex couples.
    4. Although Andersson’s 2006 study showed higher rates of divorce for males in same sex union, divorce rates declined over period of study to approach those of opposite sex couples.
    5. Divorce risk for female same sex unions remained at least 33% higher than that of opposite sex unions over 15 years of follow up.

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  • Posted by Liz on August 29, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Why do you care? Live and let live. Your small mindedness is very boring. Please stop sending me this trite rubbish. Its 2017, learn to love before its too late for you.

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    • Posted by Mike on September 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm
      in reply to Liz

      You ask why we care. We care because we love and that love thinks of the long term consequences to those you love too.

      Reply
  • Posted by Neil on September 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

    So you "Love" to push your 6 thousand years of bullshit on to people to make another non-violent group of people feel unimportant to the rest of Australia?
    It’s only letting them lawfully call there partner a wife or husband. Nothing else changes. They can already do all the other crap you claim will be changed if we change the marriage law.
    Here’s a statistic that no one needs to look up. Most wars in the world are started by religious people!
    How many people die from these wars?
    Oh but wait, you’re using paper from trees to put your garbage in my letter box about how we should stop a group of people loving each other so you preserve 6 thousand years of killing, rape and child abuse dished out by your type.
    Good for you!
    I’m not gay either. Not that it should matter!

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    • Posted by Andrew on October 6, 2017 at 5:59 am
      in reply to Neil

      What an ignorant comment, Neil. Can you guarantee that nothing else will change? You’ve got to be either willingly ignorant of history and society or just small-minded to think so.
      If you look at what is happening in other countries, there is plenty of evidence that a change to law in this area can and is affecting other areas. In some countries, people who say they still believe ‘marriage is between a man and a woman’ are being hauled before courts, sent to reeducation classes, fired from work, charities are being delisted, etc.
      The spiel that ‘this will affect nothing’ is a favorite mislead from those pushing the agenda hard. You should look deeper. It’s OK to actually consider the question, and consider the real consequences.

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    • Posted by Andrew on October 6, 2017 at 6:01 am
      in reply to Neil

      And while we’re on it, seriously? 6000 years of rape? Have you seriously looked at other cultures, through history and seen what humankin has been like? FYI, Judeo-Christian civilization ain’t perfect, but it has brought more people out of poverty, out of inequality, out of slavery, and into societies living under the rule of law than any other. What are you offering? The Soviet Union?

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These points should be used as a foundation of your email but we recommend you personalise the email to ENSURE YOUR IMPORTANT MESSAGE IS NOT IGNORED.

Be friendly, polite and urge your MPs to let the people vote on this issue.

YOUR MESSAGE OF OPPOSITION TO MPS WHO SUPPORT SSM SHOULD CONTAIN AT THE VERY LEAST THESE 4 KEY POINTS:

  1. I believe marriage should remain between a man and a woman. I am strongly opposed to the redefinition of marriage to allow Same Sex Marriage (SSM)

  2. You have been identified as a supporter of SSM on the ‘Australians for Marriage Equality’ (AME) website. If you do not support SSM, then I urge you to have your name removed from the AME website

  3. If you do indeed support SSM then I will be unable to vote for you at the next election. I will also be unable to vote for ANY POLITICAL PARTY that officially supports SSM.

  4. I will be telling my friends and family to do the same thing. ‘

IF YOU WISH TO ADD MORE DETAIL, THEN SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING 4 POINTS COULD BE INCLUDED

  1. I believe that the primary purpose of marriage is to ensure that wherever possible, children are raised by their biological mother and father. Marriage is therefore about what is best for our kids, not about validating the desires and feelings of adults.

  2. I urge you to examine the significant body of evidence that shows that the gold standard for children is to be raised by MARRIED BIOLOGICAL MOTHER AND FATHER. Please see: www.thebigdealaboutmarriage.com.au/category/marriage-children.

  3. Marriage is the foundational institution of our society and any redefinition to allow SSM has the potential to have significantly negative effects on our society.

  4. The LGBTI population represents only 3% of the Australian population and only 0.7% of cohabiting couples (Australian Bureau Statistics). These couples ALREADY HAVE all the same rights as heterosexual de facto relationships. Why are we risking major societal change changing marriage laws for a small minority of Australians to give them much the same rights as they ALREADY HAVE?

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Please find below key points you may wish to consider when sending a message of support to your local Member of Parliament if they oppose same sex marriage.

These points should be used as a foundation of your email but we recommend you personalise the email to ENSURE YOUR IMPORTANT MESSAGE IS NOT IGNORED.

Be friendly, polite and urge your MPs to let the people vote on this issue.

YOUR MESSAGE OF OPPOSITION TO MPS WHO SUPPORT SSM SHOULD CONTAIN AT THE VERY LEAST THESE 4 KEY POINTS:

  1. I believe marriage should remain between a man and a woman. I am strongly opposed to the redefinition of marriage to allow Same Sex Marriage (SSM). It is my understanding that you also support marriage remaining between a man and a woman and I congratulate you for that.

  2. This issue will decide my vote in future elections. If you continue to oppose SSM then I will vote for you.

  3. If you change your position then unfortunately I will be unable to vote for you or ANY POLITICAL PARTY that officially supports SSM.

  4. I will be telling my friends and family to do the same thing

IF YOU WISH TO ADD MORE DETAIL, THEN SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING 4 POINTS COULD BE INCLUDED

  1. I urge you to examine the significant body of evidence that shows that the gold standard for children is to be raised by MARRIED BIOLOGICAL MOTHER AND FATHER. Please see: www.thebigdealaboutmarriage.com.au/category/marriage-children.

  2. The LGBTI population represents only 3% of the Australian population and only 0.7% of cohabiting couples (Australian Bureau Statistics). These couples ALREADY HAVE all the same rights as heterosexual de facto relationships. Why are we risking major societal change changing marriage laws for a small minority of Australians to give them much the same rights as they ALREADY HAVE?

  3. Marriage is the foundational institution of our society and any redefinition to allow SSM has the potential to have significantly negative effects on our society.

  4. I believe that the primary purpose of marriage is to ensure that wherever possible, children are raised by their biological mother and father. Marriage is therefore about what is best for our kids, not about validating the desires and feelings of adults.

SOME POSTCODES MAY SHOW MORE THAN ONE MP. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ALL THE MPS SHOWN

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