Same-Sex Relationships Should Not Be Allowed Essay

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Same sex relationships should not be allowed
In recent reports there has been increasing interest in same-sex couples within Australian society. At both State and Commonwealth level there has been a removal of the majority of legal distinctions between homosexual couples and heterosexual couples. The changing face of relationships in contemporary society and continuing expansion in human rights laws have brought attempts to recognise and regulate relationships of a broader context than the traditional marriage. (Lusk, 2009:284) Even though a legislative attempt has emerged in the last decade, the Federal Government in Australia has provided same sex couples and the children with a wide range of Commonwealth laws. (Lusk, 2009:284). The
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Same sex marriage has had several attempts to make the Marriage Act 1961 open to anyone. (Lusk, 2009:285). The Family Law Amendment Bill 2008, was passed through the Senate and received Royal Assent on 21 November 2008. The Same Sex Relationships Bill 2008 attempts to address other significant areas that involve same sex relationships which include:
• Same Sex Relationships- Superannuation Bill 2008
• Evidence Amendment Bill 2008
These Bills are intended to treat same sex relationships in a similar manner to a married and de facto relationship and to give greater legal recognition to the parent aspect of these relationships. (Lusk, 2009:285).

Same sex couples face many limitations compared to heterosexual couples. One such limitation same sex couples face is same sex males can not donate blood due to HIV risks. The people among Australia agree that this should stay banned. Countless studies have documented the high-risk and unhealthy nature of homosexual lifestyle. A male homosexual is 14 times more likely to have syphilis than a male heterosexual and 8 times more likely to have hepatitis. (Healey, 2013:13). If homosexual marriage were to be legalised here in Australia, it would be one of the final nails in the coffin of heterosexual marriage and family. “Male homosexuals will have a higher risk of HIV infection they will also have a high risk of sexually transmitted infection with the viruses that cause the serious condition of the liver known as hepatitis,” stated

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