Same Sex Marriage legislation
Anglican Diocese of Sydney
As previously acknowledged, I recognise the mandate of the Parliament to legislate for Same-Sex Marriage.
However, we are disappointed the votes against reasonable amendments did not reflect the concerns of significant sections of the community.
We appreciate the Prime Minister’s pledge to consider seriously the issues of freedom of speech, conscience and belief and await a timeline and terms of reference for the upcoming Ruddock review.
These issues are of vital concern to Australians of various faiths and of none, including the more than 1 in 3 Australians who voted No in the postal survey.
Archbishop Glenn Davies
Friday, 8 December 2017