Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Page: 7456

Marriage

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the Senate:

Marriage is the union of one man and one woman, voluntarily entered for life.

It is an institution vital to the well being of all 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.

We therefore ask the Senate not to redefine marriage to admit relationships to which it does not naturally or historically apply.

by Senator Bullock (from 11 citizens).