Politicians who thought they could clear the political decks of same-sex marriage and its associated demands will be in for a rude shock if the Yes campaign wins on November 15.
The LGBTIQ* political activists simply will not stop. A Yes win will only embolden them to make more demands.
Already, the Australian Labor Party, having capitulated on same-sex marriage, has vowed to fund gender-bending programs like Safe Schools and to remove more protections for freedom of speech and religion – key demands of the LGBTIQ political movement.
While we have been successful in pushing back on Safe Schools, the LGBTIQ lobby’s demand for compulsory gender fluid programs will be unstoppable if the gender diversity requirement is removed from the Marriage Act.
Transgender rights and radical sex education in schools is what followed same-sex marriage in the UK, US and Canada.
A Yes win will not be the end, it will just be the beginning for politicians who thought having a quick plebiscite before Christmas would allow them to go back to concentrating on mainstream political issues.
Whether it is Tony Abbott’s sister and key Yes voice, Christine Forster, saying children are “never too young” to be exposed to “Safe Schools” or Bill Shorten’s Labor party vowing to fund “Safe Schools” from the Commonwealth purse, there will be no respite for the hapless politicians who thought they were washing their hands of rainbow politics by granting the plebiscite.
Like Dicken’s Oliver Twist, they will come back for more.
The only way for our nation to put an end to the LGBTIQ political push is to Vote No and then to hold this ground by ensuring a majority of parliamentarians who support marriage and freedom are elected at the next federal election.
There is no other way.
Labor has vowed, regardless of the outcome of the plebiscite, to introduce same-sex marriage within 100 days and to fund “Safe Schools”.
But if Labor loses its third consecutive federal election with a platform of same-sex marriage in 100 days, it just might get the message.
Malcolm Turnbull has said that if there is a No vote, same-sex marriage is off the agenda for this parliament and the next, should he be returned as Prime Minister.
This is the welcome early fruit of our campaign to preserve marriage and the significance of Mr Turnbull’s pledge should not be underestimated.
There is no discrimination in Australian law against same-sex couples and that is as it should be.
But changing the Marriage Act affects the freedoms of millions of Australians, takes away parents’ rights at school and takes away human rights from children to know the love of their mother and father.
Stopping the LGBTIQ political juggernaut is a two-step process. Secure a No vote on November 15 (Nov 7 is the last day survey forms can be received by mail) and vote out politicians who support same-sex marriage.
The Senate will be particularly important and Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives will be an attractive option for many people who wish to preserve marriage.
*Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer.