Election 2016: Marriage and Gender Identity


In this interview, Monica Doumit speaks about the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage and gender identity, the Liberal and Australian Labor Party policies on these topics, and issues surrounding anti-discrimination law.

In this podcast:
  • 0:50 – The Catholic Church’s teaching on the definition of marriage.
  • 2:12 – The Catholic Church’s teaching on sexual and gender identity.
  • 5:48 – The major parties’ policies on the definition of marriage:
    • 6:22 – Coalition (Liberal Party and National Party),
    • 8:32 – Australian Labor Party.
  • 9:41 – The major parties’ policies on the Safe School Program.
  • 12:55 – The Australian Labor Party’s proposed appointment of an LGBTI Discrimination Commissioner to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
  • 15:44 – Why certain anti-discrimination exemptions exist for religious groups.

Content advisory: This interview contains sexual references, and references to eating disorders, dysphoria and bodily integrity identity disorder.


This interview is part of a series on election topics which are important for Catholics in the lead-up to the 2016 Australian Federal Election.

To find out more about issues which Catholics should consider in the Australian Election, please read the “A Voice for the Voiceless” election statement by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

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