Sophie York provides an overview of marriage in the context of history, marriage in Australia, and the worldwide experience of marriage redefinition.
In this podcast:
- 0:39: Marriage in history: Why marriage makes sense and why cultures recognised it.
- 4:24: Marriage in Australia: Law since federation.
- 8:08: The situation in Australia: A plebiscite or parliamentary vote (Note: This talk was given before the Australian Federal Election in July 2016).
- 11:44: The mixing of marriage redefinition with rights and discrimination.
- 14:35: Marriage is different to other relationships because it is made up of an opposite-sex couple.
- 15:15: What Marriage Alliance is.
- 16:02: Media censorship: Advertisements pulled by Channel Seven and Channel Ten.
- 19:03: Uluru Bark Petition signed by 47 Indigenous leaders.
- 19:39: Framing the debate to be related to the civil rights movement of the United States of America.
- 21:47: Marriage redefinition is not about a right to marry, but effectively removes the rights of those who disagree with the changed definition.
- 31:05: The important role of a married mother and father for their children.
- 32:05: Redefining marriage removes men and women from fatherhood and motherhood. It also removes the opportunity for their unique relationships with children.
- 33:53: How will children be provided for same-sex couples?
- 37:27: The effects of marriage redefinition on children’s education: The Safe Schools Coalition Australia program.
- 43:03: Redefinition of marriage overseas.
- 45:22: Obergefell v. Hodges: The US Supreme Court decision on marriage.
- 46:46: The responsibility of marriage redefinition advocates to demonstrate that there will be no negative consequences.
Content advisory: This presentation discusses sexual content, mental health issues and suicide.
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This presentation was part of The Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies’ 2016 Colloquium on the theme “The nature of men and women: complementary but different”, hosted in Hobart, Australia.
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