Media Release

For release: Wednesday July 27, 2011

The senior Labor backbencher, John Murphy, is right to point out that there is little genuine public support for redefining marriage, Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Jim Wallace said today.

Mr Wallace said he was also right to again point out that discrimination against same-sex couples had been eliminated through amendments to 85 pieces of legislation in 2008, something ACL supported.

“There is no discrimination and this is starting to be better understood by the Australian public despite the propaganda of the gay lobby,” Mr Wallace said.

“Marriage has been between a man and a woman for millennia and across cultures and no case has been made for changing it now,” Mr Wallace said.

“This is a selfish agenda being pursued by a small group of activists who are completely insensitive to the social, cultural and even religious reasons why most people value marriage.”