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First Cut: Kyle Sandilands, Kevin Rudd argue gay marriage

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Jim McIlroy | October 24, 2007

Rudd challenged to end gay marriage discrimination
“Kevin Rudd should immediately end the ALP’s policy of discrimination against gay and lesbians by reversing its opposition to same-sex marriage,” Jim McIlroy, Socialist Alliance candidate for the federal seat of Griffith, held by the Labor leader, said today.

“This is a basic issue of human and democratic rights. It shouldn´t matter what sex people are if they wish to legalise their relationship, as their own choice. To insist that marriage is a heterosexual institution, in practice, merely reinforces the function of the family as a vehicle for oppressing women and keeping them tied to their traditional role as housewives and mothers.

“Adoption should also be based on equality. It shouldn´t matter if couples are gay, lesbian or heterosexual. Their right to adopt children should be judged on their ability to provide love and care for them – not on their sexual preference.

“Kevin Rudd should now end the bipartisan policy of Labor and Liberal on banning same sex marriage, and commit to amending the Marriage Act to permit gay marriage, if the ALP is elected to government on November 24,” McIlroy said.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PHONE JIM MCILROY ON 3254 0298 OR PAUL BENEDEK ON 0410 629 088.

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