Tuesday, 14 November 2017
The results of the Australian same-sex marriage postal survey are in.
61.6% of Australians who participated* voted YES!
The Prime Minister has promised to get a bill legalizing same-sex marriage though parliament before Christmas.
And once we have legal marriage for gay people it is up to the Churches to decide whether we add God's blessing to that right.
This issue has been widely debated already and there are many in the Churches who are ready to bless same-sex marriages.
It is unlikely that any legislation would ban religious celebrations of same-sex marriage.
So, although we may retain the right to refuse, we must also retain the right to bless gay marriages in our churches.
* There was close to 80% participation.
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