ChristianPost — The World Council of Families has praised the decision by the Australian parliament to vote against same sex marriage, thus reinforcing the importance of traditional marriage and its indispensable place as the foundation for society.
In a vote that was far from close, the Australian parliament voted against a same-sex marriage bill aimed at redefining the historical definition of marriage by a vote of 98 to 42 on Sept. 19. A similar bill was then defeated by the Senate on Sept. 20 by a 41 to 26 vote.
“When the governing Australian Labor Party abandoned its longstanding defense of natural marriage, it was supposed to all be over except for the celebration on the part of homosexual activists,” Larry Jacobs, World Congress of Families Managing Director, said in a statement.
“But thanks to the hard work of Australian groups like the National Marriage Coalition, the Australian Family Association, Endeavour Forum, the Dads-4-Kids Foundation, and the intense lobbying of hundreds of thousands of ordinary Australians in behalf of maintaining the historic definition of marriage, 40 percent of Labor MPs in the House joined members of the National and Liberal Parties to defeat this step toward the deconstruction of natural marriage,” Jacobs added.Continue Reading on global.christianpost.com