As I write, the High Court is sitting in Melbourne determining whether-or-not the postal plebiscite on marriage will be allowed to go ahead.
The Government says it is on solid ground with legal advice from the Solicitor General.
The same-sex marriage activists who have brought the legal action against the government contend the government is acting outside its power.
It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that the LGBTIQ political movement goes to prevent this issue coming before the people.
It’s been rejected by the Parliament numerous times and the strategy is to keep wearing politicians down but to never, under any circumstances, allow the people a say on a reform that will fundamentally change our nation.
We should know the outcome of the High Court’s deliberations by the end of the week.
Either way, the battle for marriage is unlikely to subside any time soon.
If the plebiscite is allowed to go ahead, the Coalition for Marriage campaign continues in earnest.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will mail survey forms on Tuesday and by the end of next week most Australians registered on the electoral roll will have received them.
People then have until November 7 to complete them and post them back. A result will be announced on November 15.
If the High Court says no, expect to see the Liberal “rebels” again push for the Turnbull Government to break its election promise and cut the people out of the decision.
Stopping them will come down to the will of Liberal Party Members and Senators. There is a strong group within that support preserving marriage and who are committed to a peoples’ vote, even if this means waiting until after the next election, should the Government be returned.
Sadly, Labor’s position, should they win the next election, is to legislate same-sex marriage and fund “safe schools” regardless of the outcome of any peoples’ vote.
I want to thank everyone who has donated to the campaign so far. You are the reason we are able to put advertisements on television and you have ensured the nation is now having a conversation about the consequences.
We all owe a debt of gratitude to the brave mums who fronted our ads. They have paid a big price this week.
They have been abused on social media, called liars in the media and Dr Lai has even had her registration as a medical doctor threatened.
Most importantly, I want to thank everyone who is praying. This is a spiritual battle and the team and I very much feel sustained by your prayers. Thank you.