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LGBTIQ Rights

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Petition to The Hon Christian Porter, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

Stop our politicians prioritising LGBTI rights over children’s rights!

I am an ordinary South Australian working Mum who wants to know why our politicians have stopped standing up for the rights of children and traditional families through legalising ‘Rainbow Families’ in Australia. I wasn’t aware that same sex couples could legally have children in Australia until recently through media coverage on same sex marriage. I now know that in February 2017 adoption of children, IVF and surrogacy by same sex couples was passed into law by the South Australian parliament. I feel that this legislation was passed by stealth. Where was the public consultation on such an important social change? Who was advocating for the children? Who was advocating for the traditional family unit? The following coverage on the new legislation demonstrates the significant bias towards the rights of the LGBTI community, see https://www.hrlc.org.au/news/2017/2/17/adoption-equality-now-a-reality-for-south-australians I am now also aware that South Australia was one of the last states and territories to pass such legislation with only the Northern Territory not having passed such legislation. Children are the natural product of a traditional relationship between a man and a woman. We all know that children can only come about through the DNA of a man and a woman so why are we allowing our politicians to legislate against nature? Children naturally have ONE father and ONE mother. They do not have two mothers and three fathers as is described the following article about a federal Senator, see http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/labor-senator-louise-pratt-warns-gay-marriage-campaign-safeguards-wont-stop-hate/news-story/e48a4090f7cba746a7338af2e8f66ed3. Traditional families respect children’s rights, see http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-1027-goldberg-family-structure-20151027-column.html and http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/abuse-a-bigger-danger-in-nontraditional-families/news-story/fe2dd0f135ba881437bf55d11153fce9 The argument that everyone, regardless of their marital status or sexual orientation, should have the opportunity to experience parenthood is fundamentally flawed and morally bereft. I firmly believe that with the realisation that you are gay comes the reality that children are not part of your future. Children are NOT a human rights issue! Not being able to have Children outside of a traditional relationship is NOT discrimination or an inequality issue! Children are not toys, they are not an accessory nor are they something that all people should be able to buy off the supermarket shelf. Children are actual human beings who have feelings and are expected to grow up and contribute to society. The fact that science can enable children to happen for same sex couples is NOT a reason to allow this to occur. Nor is the often used excuse that traditional families aren’t providing the best families for children with the increasing divorce rates and domestic violence. This appears to have led to the argument that ‘love makes a family’. None of the above points are valid reasons to endorse the creation of non traditional families, love alone is NOT enough! We do not live in a perfect world but that is no reason to lower the bar and treat children like a social experiment. Children ideally need BOTH a mother and a father as nature dictates. Our politicians have lost their moral compass. We appear to have entered the ‘anything goes era’ where ‘inclusiveness’ overrides commonsense. As a society our optimal goal must be to uphold and encourage traditional families, not to design a ‘new age’ version of families that denies children their natural human rights to a mother and a father. This flawed thinking has bought us ‘Rainbow Families’ and will erode our societal norms and societies values until nothing is outside of the boundaries anymore. Why are we allowing the reshaping of society against the natural order? Where will this stop? Why should children of same sex relationships be forced to question their beginnings, inheriting a lifetime sentence with a burning hole from being forced into an abnormal family situation. These children don’t get to CHOOSE such a life. How is it right or fair to these children? Haven’t our politicians effectively signed a ‘blank cheque’ for the medical industry to deal with the mental anguish that this will create for children of same sex relationships? Isn’t this the very definition of child abuse? These ‘Rainbow Children’ will be the ‘Stolen Generation’ of the future. Surely the role of governments in today’s society is to legislate for the greater good? Then why have our governments prioritised the rights of the LGBTI community over the rights of children? What happened to us? We have become a society led by an overinflated sense of entitlement and self interest. Please sign this petition if you want to stand up for traditional families and the children of future generations and push to have our federal government override our state governments and abolish the legislation that allows same sex couples the ability to have children and create ‘Rainbow Families’.

Jane Harris
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