I met up with Alex and Lisa yesterday, and Alex asked me the best question:
[quote]What does the institution of marriage even mean?[/quote]
Which is the best question, and something no-one has ever asked me. It’s a question that everyone should be asking this year, a year where every Australian from the federal parliament down is talking about marriage and redefining marriage.
Marriage according to the law in Australia is:
[quote]the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life[/quote]
Marriage according to conservative political policies is:
[quote]the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognised by law[/quote]
Yet so much conservative conversation is about marriage being the shell for a family, for child bearing.
I say that marriage is:
[quote]two people joining a union for life, two people that have humbly and boldly decided to tackle life together instead of tackling life alone[/quote]
What do you define marriage as? Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter now.
Why marry? The question Australia should be asking today http://t.co/10maASEcPu
— Josh Withers (@JoshuaWithers) May 31, 2015