- Do you have issues with gay people? Then you will will have issues with gay marriage.
- Are you ok with gay people? Then you will be ok with gay marriage.
This is the common divide that is drawn in Australia today. Your view on same-sex marriage simply reflects your acceptance (or not) of people who are same-sex attracted.
But of course, it's just not true.
There are people who are same-sex attracted who don't advocate for gay marriage. So where does this fit into the narrative?
As this video explains, the more important consideration is: What you believe marriage is.
“It's not that people are homophobic or bigoted and therefore think that same-sex marriage isn't the right way to go – it's because they have a different conception of marriage.”
This 9-minute video explores some of the problems that arise not only in how the debate is framed, but also the consequences if marriage is re-defined. This video doesn't reference the Bible – but for this reason will have broader appeal to people who do not use the Bible as their frame of reference.
It has been produced by Marriage Equals – “An initiative of Catholic Talk and Xt3.com.”