POLL: Would You Attend a Same Sex Wedding?

Same sex marriage will soon become legal in Australia with 7,817,247 or 61.6% of eligible Australians who cast an valid vote in the postal survey voting yes to same sex marriage. However it has been rightly highlighted that there were still 4,873,987 or 38.4% of Australians who voted no therefore there is a large segment of the population who do not approve of this change.

Their reasons for voting no varied, for some it was due to a moral objection to homosexuality itself or just a moral objection to same sex marriage for religious or cultural reasons. Then there were more complex reasons for no, some voted no not because they objected to same sex marriage but because they were worried about other issues such as free speech, freedom of association and safe schools. Then there were some who simply voted no to spite the left or they did not like the bullying tactics of yes campaign.

Many people who voted no were eager to highlight they didn’t consider themselves bigots or homophobes and had gay friends and respected gay people. Given that this is the case for many no voters and therefore they may know gay people who do intend to get married once it is legal and may receive an invitation to same sex wedding. Of course there were even some gay people who voted no for various reasons which raises another question whether they sometime in the future would become gay married?

It is going to be a talking point in the months and years to come as it was in United States a few years back, many Republican Presidential candidates were asked this question. Is it certainly a fair question to ask those who voted no it means that vote lasts forever and they remain opposed to same sex marriage completely or they now accept that it is now part of our society and deemed the norm.

Lyle Shelton from the Australian Christian Lobby has already expressed his desire to see same sex marriage eventually repealed however Tony Abbott has accepted that we will now be a country that has same sex marriage and he will attend his sister Christine Forster’s wedding.

Given this reality and much of our readership voted no we would like to ask your opinion on whether it would be moral for you to attend a same sex wedding in the future. Of course there even may be people who voted yes because they believed in freedom but still are personally and morally opposed to same sex marriage so their attendance would not be guaranteed at a same sex wedding either. Please vote and let us know your reasoning in the comments.

Would You Attend a Same Sex Wedding?

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Tim Wilms

Tim Wilms is Editor-in-Chief of The Unshackled and host of The Unshackled Waves podcast. He is based in Melbourne, Victoria where he also does field reports.

  • Marcus Agrippa

    Well Australia just took a wrong turn, more perversion, more trannies. The slow death of the trad family.

    • Tony Darcy

      sad

  • Anon123

    I wouldn’t attend as I don’t want my children to think homosexuality is normal. It’s a natural part of life, but it is not normal – it should not be promoted or celebrated, nor discriminated against. It should be tolerated, that’s it. Attending a wedding celebrates homsexuality and normalises it. I won’t do that.

    • Malcolm Smith

      I agree with these sentiments completely, except for the words, “nor discriminated against”. People who openly live immoral lives should expect to face social ostracism, Not only would I not attend their “wedding”, I would not invite them to any function as a couple. To do so would be to indicate that the behaviour was acceptable.

      • Eden_2018

        Gee that’s a shame, i would love to be invited to an event you’re hosting to see just how far that rod up your arse goes!

  • Peter McSkimming

    Voted no. I don`t think it is desirable for 2 fathers to bring up a daughter, or 2 women to bring up a son. However, one of my nieces is bi and I would respect her decision by attending her wedding if she went down the gay path.

    • bobfairlane

      “Bi” is gay. Your niece is a mockery of you and your whole country.

      • Eden_2018

        your brain is a mockery of you and your body

        • bobfairlane

          You are destructive misanthropes.

          • Eden_2018

            incorrect Bobby boy, my intense hatred is directed at you, you pathetic, racist,worthless piece of sh*t. Nobody cares what you think.

  • Tony Darcy

    no

  • Jobbie Boak

    I will never accept the decision of the misled electorate and ‘trendy young first time voters’. The whole same-sex activity disgusts me.

    • Jo Jo Michel

      They are naive.

  • Jo Jo Michel

    No-not really.I Cannot say.Never been asked. I understand many are confused and do not know which role to play. Husband or wife?

    • Eden_2018

      You might get an invite to make up the numbers but you will be put on the singles table with all the other sad and lonely losers.

  • bobfairlane

    Their “weddings” should be crushed by tanks.

    • Eden_2018

      oohh thanks for the idea! – an army themed wedding where the grooms arrive on tanks together.

      • bobfairlane

        You fags are sick and defective idiots. You should be plant food.

        • Eden_2018

          we will all be plant food one day Bobby, hopefully you earlier than later

          • bobfairlane

            It’s Bob. You should kys. It’s the right thing to do since you are such a misanthrope.

          • Eden_2018

            KYS!? LOL! what are you ? a 14 year old Emo chick

          • bobfairlane

            You are the emos, you deformed faggots. Go jump in a fire, you sick fuckwit.

  • ausrockster

    Why would anyone invite the shit for brains readers of this site to a wedding? do any of you even own shoes?

  • ausrockster

    Nobody would want you knuckle draggers at their wedding so its a win win all round