DesDownunder Posted August 14, 2015 Report Share Posted August 14, 2015 To all those who think that there are other matters of more concern than marriage equality, I submit that nothing is more important, more basic, than recognising the human right of everyone having the opportunity to pursue a relationship that promises happiness in our secular democracy. It must do so with freedom of expression, unhindered, uninhibited, by the beliefs of others. The freedom to pursue happiness is only possible if we respect each other’s autonomy, our personal independence, to live without being the means to another person's ends without our voluntary consent. That is slavery. To be able to choose our own, individual, marriage status, and have it lawfully recognised, is paramount to our society's acceptance of human rights equality. It must be the very basis of our law. It enables the happiness and goodness we would pursue for our relationships in a culture striving to recognise affection, compassion and love as the foundation for our evolving, continuing, humanity. Quote Link to comment
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