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Australian prelate asks for pause on legislation, calm debate on same-sex marriage

September 18, 2013

Bishop Christopher Prowse, the newly appointed Archbishop of Canberra, Australia, has suggested a moratorium on new legislation about marriage.

The archbishop-elect said that the drive for legal recognition of same-sex marriage has been rushed, making reasoned discussion difficult. "This debate is happening at a time when married life-- heterosexual married life-- and family life are at a very fragile moment,'' he added. He suggested a moratorium on legislation to allow for a calm and complete consideration of the implications of change.

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