In light of the current debates in Federal Parliament, I thought it would be appropriate to share the Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia’s view on the matter as moved formally on Saturday 2 June 2012:
It was MOVED (R Humphrey/A Bulmer) that this Synod, recognising that two private members bills in the Federal Parliament seek to redefine marriage in the Commonwealth Marriage Act, reaffirms that marriage is “…the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life” and
(a) calls upon the members of the Federal Parliament to retain the current definition of marriage in law, and
(b) encourages a wider discussion on the meaning of marriage and the nature of the life long promises made.
The debate was suspended.
The debate on the General Motion about Marriage Redefinition resumed.
The motion was put.