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Article: Same sex marriage & the motherless generation

The Australian June 03, 2013

Pity the child of same sex union
by David van Gend

ATHEIST philosopher Bertrand Russell said, “It is through children alone that sexual relations become of importance to society and worthy to be taken cognisance of by a legal institution.”

The legal institution of marriage is, as anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss puts it, “a social institution with a biological foundation”. Our marriage laws and customs exist to reinforce this biological foundation, helping bind a feral-by-nature male to his mate for the sake of social stability and the child they might create.

ARTICLE: “Will incestuous couples want marriage rights?”

In response to recent comments by the polyamorous types about the need to extend true ‘marriage equality’ to groups, not just gays, and also a recent case in Europe about the merits of incestuous marriage, the Equal Love lobby have been in damage control. The Australian published a piece HERE by Rodney Croome, principal organiser of the gay marriage campaign, trying to refute the inexorable logic of “equality for all adults who love each other”.

Again in response, I sent this in at short notice on behalf of the Australian Marriage Forum. If you do not have access to the Aus online HERE, this is the full published text:

ARTICLE: ‘Denial of a baby’s life…’

In response to a pair of University of Qld professors in the Courier Mail last week urging ‘reform’ of our abortion laws (read ‘abolition’ in the spirit of the Victorian laws from 2008) in which the baby was, typically, a forgotten person: this article of mine today.

“The law in this State”, in the words of Judge Fred McGuire “has not abdicated its responsibility as guardian of the silent innocence of the unborn”.

ARTICLE: “Cloning – the blighted science”

If your weekend reading does not already include a rollicking obituary for the brief and unlamented era of human cloning, I have a full review in the new Quadrant magazine which is available online HERE.

The article arises from the Legislative Review earlier this year into Australia’s cloning laws – that Review was an opportunity for us to rethink (re-pent) the abuses formerly legislated, even on the pragmatic grounds that newer science renders cloning redundant. As expected, however, the majority of the committee members argued for the status quo – the “yes, cloning has been a dud so far and yes, Yamanaka’s method seems to have achieved what cloning could never achieve – but let’s just research everything anyway ” approach – and thereby the Review recommendations save face for those scientists and social progressives who invested so much energy in this battle of the culture wars back in 2006.

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