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Monday, 21 May 2012
Page: 4676


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

This petition against Same Sex Marriage Legislation draws to the attention of the House the vast number of people who oppose this legislation.

We, the undersigned, representing the Christian and Muslim communities, wish to express our opposition to legislation that advances the cause for same sex marriage. Though our beliefs may differ in terms of religion, both communities stand firm in terms of the natural law and mutually express concern over such legislation, seeing it as an attack on values that are conducive for order in society.

Marriage is an institution vital to the well-being and natural order of society. In particular, it confirms the importance of motherhood and fatherhood and seeks to protect children's biological identity. It has a meaning that we hold deeply for its cultural, religious and social significance.

Request for Action: the petitioners ask the House to vote against Same Sex Marriage Legislation.

from 4,700 citizens