Religion should play no role in a civil institution like marriage

Crikey readers on marriage equality and Russian involvement in US politics.

On the wider ramifications of the marriage equality debate

Adrian Jackson writes: Re. "Ramifications of marriage survey campaigns will outlive this government" (Thursday)

The conservative authors of a rear guard parliamentary bill on SSM which they claimed will "protect" religion should remember that in the Army rear guards often get destroyed. Religion has nothing to do with SSM as marriage is simply a legal contract signed between the couple which increasingly do not occur in a church anyway.

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3 thoughts on “Religion should play no role in a civil institution like marriage

  1. Iskandar

    Well John, we supposedly live in a globalised world where capital, goods, services, investments and corporate business deals flow across borders. So if RT has a service it wishes to advertise, what is wrong with that? I agree with your “clever tongue-in-cheek parody”, but is the “Kremlin-funded” really necessary? Will you in the future prefix any references to our ABC and SBS as “Canberra-funded”?

  2. Bill Hilliger

    Australians and especially children need protection from religion.

  3. AR

    The sooner the public sphere is cleansed of all religious impositions & influence the better.
    We need freedom from religion. Let the deluded keep their nonsense in house.

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