Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s same-sex marriage bill fails to consider the consequences of changing the definition of marriage in law, according the Australian Christian Lobby.



“It is disappointing that Australia’s alternative prime minister is legislating a family structure which requires a child to miss out on their mum or dad.



“Many Australians are watching with great concern as florists, photographers and cake makers in other countries are being legally punished simply because they prefer not to participate in a same-sex wedding.



“I wonder if Mr Shorten has considered the consequences of changing the definition of marriage,” Mr Shelton said.



“We urge parliamentarians to vote against the bill.”



On Tuesday, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek announced they will introduce a bill to redefine marriage into the House of Representatives on Monday.