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Monday, 19 March 2012
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Marriage

PETITION TO RETAIN THE DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

We the undersigned citizens draw to the attention of the House of Representatives assembled that the definition of marriage as "a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life" is the foundation upon which our families are built and on which our society stands. To alter the definition of marriage to include same-sex "marriage" would be to change the very structure of society to the detriment of all, especially children:

We, the undersigned citizens therefore request that you protect the unique institution of marriage as traditionally understood and actually lived as the complementary love between a man and a woman.

And, as in duty bound will ever pray.

from 44 citizens