Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

Same sex marriage issues

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  • Comment Link Chris Temov Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:17

    As a well educated and well informed nation isn't it about time we recognize this for what it is really about. This is a matter of civil rights not civil rites. Let's stop all of this mucking about and get this sorted once and for all. All Australians should be able to marry the person they love and I would happily marry any same sex couple when they are finally given the right.
    COMMONWEALTH MARRIAGE CELEBRANT - NAME SUPPLIED & VERIFIED

  • Comment Link Rona Goold Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:27

    I am concerned that many people do not know that (1) under section 47 and 113 religious celebrants already do not have to marry any couple and (2) marriage is a function of CIVIL law and started as this in europe. Religious celebrants and couples are free to add whatever extra beliefs they have, but not impose these on all citizens in a democracy. We already have a clash of religious beliefs and issues with child and forced marriage which are not addressed by the Marriage Act not requiring that aussie law being applied in all marriage ceremonies. Great work CoCA is raising these issues. The churches seem more concerned about consenting adult sexual behaviour than child or forced marriage!
    COMMONWEALTH MARRIAGE CELEBRANT - NAME SUPPLIED & VERIFIED

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