Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fletch Polyamory Group Push In Australia

In the same-sex marriage debate, one of the things conservatives get shouted down for is when anyone talks about the "slippery slope" of same-sex marriage leading to polyandrous or multiple-partner marriages. Liberals will roll their eyes and say that it can't happen: that it's too way out.

In Australia last year, a senator from the Liberal party, Cory Bernardi, stood down because of the controversy over some remarks he made saying that SSM could lead to Polyamory or even bestiality.
This is what he said last year -

Speaking on a gay marriage Bill in Federal Parliament last night, Mr Bernardi said: “Time and time again the same characters seek to tear down our institutions that have been built and have sustained our civilisation for thousands of years. The time has come to ask: when will it end?
“What is the next step?

“The next step, quite frankly, is having three people or four people that love each other being able to enter into a permanent union endorsed by society or any other type of relationship.”
Senator Bernardi went on to say accepting gay marriage could lead to accepting bestiality.
“There are even some creepy people out there and I say ‘creepy’ deliberately who are unfortunately afforded a great deal more respect than I believe they deserve,” he said.

Now, part of what he said has come to pass, with a new group, the Polyamory Action Lobby, or PAL starting a petition to allow multiple partners, as Andrew Bolt points out in a blog post in the Herald Sun -

Three weeks ago Sydney’s City Hub reported on the establishment of the Polyamory Action Lobby, or PAL… And sure enough, PAL recently started a petition which reads:

The House of Representatives For too long has Australia denied people the right to marry the ones they care about. We find this abhorrent. We believe that everyone should be allowed to marry their partners, and that the law should never be a barrier to love. And that’s why we demand nothing less than the full recognition of polyamorous families.

So here we have it: a polyamorist lobby group petitioning parliament to allow polygamous marriage. To some, five months ago this was inconceivable....

But who is behind the Polyamory Action Lobby? PAL’s president is Brigitte Garozzo. PAL’s spokesman is Timothy Scriven. And Kieran Adair is also one of PAL’s founders. And what do these militant polyamorists have in common? I will tell you. They are all associated with the Greens. Brigitte Garozzo, also known as Brigitte McFadden is listed as the contact officer for the New South Wales Young Greens at the University of Sydney.

Timothy Scriven describes his political views as ‘anarchism and revolutionary libertarian socialism’, though the University of Sydney Greens Facebook page last year said:

Timothy Scriven is an active member of the Greens on Campus and on our executive…

Kieran Adair’s Twitter profile promotes the 2011 Greens New South Wales election campaign. Further, a ‘Kieran Adair’ said, on the New Matilda website when commenting on the 2011 annual Marxist conference, ‘I don’t identify as a socialist; I’m a Green.’…
Polyamorous marriage is on the agenda. Greens activists are now pushing publicly for it while other polyamorists are lying low, waiting to be the next cab off the rank—no doubt, I suspect, having been given a nod and a wink by other Greens, who are still advocating marriage for all.
So, there you have it: a push being made in Australia for allowing polyamorous unions; and led by people associated with the Greens, no less. So why should we not think that somethnig similar won't happen here in NZ?

You can see PAL's Facebook page HERE where they quote Bernardi saying, "It is worth noting that in the Netherlands the first civil union of three partners was registered in 2005. It is naive and wrong to think that the same push will not come to Australia." Cory Bernardi

They then agree with him

Couldn't agree more - thanks for your support patriot! 

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