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This is a petition by the Equality Network in support of our campaign for equal marriage in Scotland.
Please sign this petition if you agree that same-sex marriage and mixed-sex civil partnership should be legalised in Scotland.
This petition calls on the Scottish Parliament to:
1) Change the law to allow same-sex marriage and mixed-sex civil partnership.
2) Protect and extend freedom of religion and belief by allowing, but not requiring, religious and Humanist bodies to conduct same-sex marriages and/or register civil partnerships.
3) End the requirement for married transgender people to divorce before a full Gender Recognition Certificate can be issued.
For more information about the Equality Network campaign please visit: http://www.equalmarriage.org.uk
On the 8th September 2011, it was revealed that the English government wanted to force all UK Christian churches to accept gay unions.
After reading these call to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in regards of the idea to make Christian Churches comply with "same sex unions" or face a ban on marriages.
This idea seriously resembles one of a Communist or Fascist. This idea is a huge attack on religious liberty. It's like they're saying that churches are not allowed to disagree with homosexuality or have a stance against it, or otherwise face legal consequences. All in the name of "equality". It's like they're removing their right to disagree. In politics, if a government forcefully removes the right of an institution or an individual to disagree with the state, then that automatically meets the definition of Authoritarianism.
In the United States, even where same-sex marriage is legal, religious institutions have legal protection against having to recognize or perform it. However what they are proposing is that the government should basically trample on the rights of Christian churches and force them to accept civil unions or face legal penalties for refusing to do so. That is not "liberalism" or there so called idea of "equality", it's merely using legal force to keep people in line to your ideas (authoritarianism).
In the USSR there was plenty of "equality", likewise there is in China, North Korea, Vietnam, etc. All of these states had policies which persecuted and suppressed Christians for the sake of "equality", again identical to what you are doing.
We believe that Christians should have liberty too; especially liberty to reject civil unions and gay marriage even if the state itself prohibits it. Why? Because Christians have beliefs and values just like Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs and just because they are often from this country or "white" does not make it any less of a religion than to face persecution by the state itself.
The two lads setting up this petition are both from a Christian and our church and our beliefs are no business of the state whatsoever, the governments ideas are infringing upon our individual rights and millions of other devout Christians in the United Kingdom. They wouldn't force Muslims or Jews to accept civil unions now would they?
Our Church does not accept civil unions or gay marriage and won't if the state tries to force it upon them. If homosexuals have a problem with our beliefs in this modern society, then they have the liberty not to be involved with us or worship with us, but likewise we also should have the respective liberty to disagree with today's modern obsession with homosexuality.
Please sign this petition and stop this government trying to crush and trample on Christianity
The United States was founded on the Bible and it clearly speaks against same sex partners.
In reality by us allowing same sex marriage we would be condoning same sex relationships.
Are we that naive to go against everything the United States was founded on?
All Sexualities should be Happy, not just Opposite Sex Marriages. If you agree please sign below.
My school does not allow same sex couples to go to the prom. I feel as if I am a leper. They said that it was against the "rules of the school" to allow us to go to prom.
I am extremely upset at this discriminatory rule. I hope to change it with petition.
Same-Sex marriage, some people hate it but I truly believe it'd be fair. I mean, it's not like they are doing this just to get us to spite them. And if men and women can get married, why can't men and men? or women and women? They all want to get married because of the same reason, they love each other.
And no matter how much you hate on them or if they don't even get the right to marry each other, it's not going to stop them from loving each other. Love Is Love, No Matter Who It May Be With, and people need to understand that.
GDRHS sells prom tickets cheaper to couples every year. However, they do not sell couple tickets to two girls or two boys. This is not a one hundred percent heterosexual school, and some people can't afford the full price of the ticket.
Same-sex marriages are currently not permitted under Australian federal law. Since 2004, the Marriage Act 1961 has defined marriage as "the union of a man and a woman". In addition, Australian law expressly declares that unions between same-sex couples entered into outside the country are not to be recognised as marriage in Australia.
In all states and territories, cohabiting same-sex couples are recognised as de facto couples, and have the same rights as cohabiting heterosexual couples under state law. Furthermore, same-sex couples have access to domestic partnership registries in Tasmania and Victoria. Civil partnerships are performed in the Australian Capital Territory.
In November 2008, the Australian Parliament passed laws that recognised same-sex couples in federal law, offering them the same rights as unmarried heterosexual couples in areas such as taxation, social security and health, aged care and employment. This means that same-sex couples who can prove they are in a de facto relationship have most of the rights of married couples since 1 July 2009. Nevertheless, despite equality of rights, Australia does not have a national registered partnership or civil union scheme.
In August 2009, a same-sex marriage bill was introduced by a member of the Australian Greens who pleaded with the government to take into mind that the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage and thereby pass such legislation. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee is currently reviewing the bill.
The majority of Australians do support same sex marriage. At the present time, the only argument against same sex marriage is religion which claims that marriage is a sacred union between man and woman. The majority of Australians are no longer married in a church, nor blessed by a religious body, but more often in more contemporary venues by celebrants etc.
I am a student and doing a legal project on legalise same-sex marriage, currently the law is against same-sex marriage and the government wanting to reinstate the traditional marriage which is discrimination.
So I need your help and this is my question.
This petition is about making gay marriage legal in the united states.
We, citizen in NSW, the undersigned, want gay marriage to be legal in Australia. Under the Commonwealth Marriage Act 1961, it contains no actual definition of marriage. And now the government will amend the Marriage Act, which opposed to recognize same-sex marriages inside Australia or registered marriage in overseas. In addition, under the Family Law Act, the government will also legislate to oppose same sex couples adopting children.
People should have right to marry the one they love. It is human rights to choose their own lifestyle to live. Homosexual is different from heterosexual. Even though homosexual and heterosexual are not the same, homosexual is not abnormal. We, as citizen, as human being, should not prejudice people who have sexual attraction only to people of the same sex.
We, the citizens of Greenville and surrounding areas of South Carolina believe that all people should be treated equal no matter there sexual orientation. People of the same sex should be able enjoy the same benefits as people of opposite sex. Homosexuals should not be considered second class citizens be they are apart of this country as well as heterosexuals.
We are simple trying to defend there rights and the rights of others no one on this earth is entitled to judge anyone because all of us are the same.
This petition is now closed. Thanks to all who signed.
May 27, 2004
This petition is to urge the Opposition Leader of Australia, Hon. Mark Latham, to reconsider his party's stance in supporting the Prime Minister, John Howard's, amendments to the Marriage Act that will re-inforce the legal definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and for the Government's decision to discriminate against same-sex couples from adopting children from overseas.......
UPDATE....THIS PETITION HAS BEEN SENT TO MARK LATHAM ON THE MORNING OF TUESDAY 1 JUNE, HOWEVER DUE TO THE DEMAND FOR FURTHER ACTION THIS PETITION WILL REMAIN, TO CONTINUE GATHERING SIGNATURES. A FEW ALTERATIONS WILL BE MADE AS LABOR HAS ALREADY REACHED A DECISION, HOWEVER, THE INTENTION OR THE DIRECT MEANING OF THE PETITION WILL NOT BE COMPROMISED. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE SITE, AND KEEP YOUR VOICES HEARD.- Geraldine Donoghue.
President Bush has recently put forth an ammendment to change the constitution of the United States of America. President Bush wants to put a ban on same-sex marriage. I believe in equal rights for all, and that includes homosexuals.
This is a new petition, and hope it gets far!
Help us to legalize same sex marriage in the United States.
May 04, 2001
Numerous groups appear to be joining the crusade to push the homosexual agenda in the nation's public schools. Now National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) President Ginny Markell said her organization would be making available a video which embraces same-sex families as part of a nationwide effort to fight discrimination against homosexuals.
The video is from Debra Chasnoff and Helen Cohen, the same producers of It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School, a 1996 film that stirred controversy in communities across the nation. However, while the latter was aimed at teachers and school administrators, That's a Family! is intended to be shown directly to children.
As in It's Elementary, Chasnoff and Cohen use the same strategy in their new film: using children to make the case for the acceptance of homosexuality.