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Redefining Marriage: The Implications

Last edited 10th July 2012

Redefining Marriage: The Implications

Tonight one of Sydney’s leading senior counsels will discuss the full implication of redefining marriage and the ramifications of changing Australia’s Marriage Act to permit same sex couples to wed.

John Fernon, SC will address the implications for our laws, culture and for religious liberty.

Held in the Auditorium, Parliament House at 7.30 pm tonight, the event will also give those in attendance to participate in the question and answer session on this important issue.

Organised by the Archdiocese of Sydney on the eve of SCENE, the Sydney Congress Embracing the New Evangelism, which begins a four day celebration of faith and the Year of Grace tomorrow, tonight’s symposium is particularly timely.

At the weekend, Federal MP and member of the Coalition, Malcolm Turnbull announced that he believed same sex couples should be able to marry. His decision to announce this, although he insisted he would not cross the floor in Parliament but instead would observe the Coalition’s stance against legalising same sex marriage, added to the confusion that increasingly surrounds the issue.

But amongst all the pronouncements, votes and polls conducted in Australia about whether or not same sex couples should be allowed to wed, there has been little information on what this could mean legally, culturally as well as how it may affect religious freedom in what is becoming an increasingly secular society.

With limited space there are only a few seats left. But there is still a chance you could be part of the symposium and participate in the Q and A that follows. To register log on to or email

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