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Australian religious leaders oppose change in Marriage Act

Catholic World News - August 24, 2011

More than 50 Australian religious leaders have joined in a plea to lawmakers to resist calls for the legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

In a letter to legislators, arguing against proposed changes in the Marriage Act, the religious leaders noted that "the current definition of marriage is strongly held by the vast majority of other faiths." The letter also argued that children are best reared in a traditional 2-parent home, and pointed to "their internationally recognized right to know, have access to, and be nurtured by both their mother and father."

The signatories included Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen of Sydney, Orthodox Archbishop Paul Sliba, Lutheran Church President Mike Semmler, and Presbyterian moderator-general David Jones.

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