MARRIAGE EQUALITY FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS:
Guaranteeing Security and Certainty for Everyone
by Chris Puplick AM and Larry Galbraith
“This book provides the most comprehensive case for marriage equality that has ever been put forward in Australia, and is one of the most valuable contributions to the marriage equality debate that has yet occurred. I urge all marriage equality supporters to read and absorb it.”
– Rodney Croome, AME national director
Chris Puplick and Larry Galbraith’s book sets out the case for making a simple change to the law to enable same-sex couples to marry in Australia.
It is an argument in support of marriage equality. This term encapsulates the simple proposition that same-sex couples should have the same access to lawful marriage as their heterosexual counterparts.
Puplick and Galbraith argue for a reform that would simply expand and make more equitable the definition of who can marry in Australia. It would not change the nature of marriage.
The book argues that the Commonwealth Parliament must legislate for same-sex marriage, not least because the national Parliament has an obligation to respond to human needs and aspirations by ensuring that the law reflects social reality.
It sets out the significant social, cultural and legal changes over the past 150 years which provide a firm foundation for enabling same-sex marriage. We demonstrate the level of support for same-sex marriage across the social and political spectrum. We compare Australia’s failure to enable same-sex marriage with progress in other jurisdictions. We examine the case against same-sex marriage in detail and consider possible alternatives to same-sex marriage.
Finally, the book argues that the Commonwealth Parliament should address same-sex marriage as a conscience vote.DOWNLOAD THE BOOK HERE