Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Archbishop Jensen opposed to gay marriage

THE Anglican Archbishop of Sydney says he remains concerned about the impact of the "gay lifestyle" on the community and any changes in laws to remove discrimination against same-sex couples should be "pro-people" and not just "pro-gay".

Dr Peter Jensen said while he remained opposed to gay marriage, a number of legal "injustices" need to be fixed.

"Personally I remain concerned about the impact of the gay lifestyle on our community, and I don't believe any of us should be forced to accept it," Dr Jensen said on ABC radio.

"But, on the other hand, I think there are various injustices that did need to be attended to.
"There are relationships in which there is some discrimination in our laws."

Federal Attorney-General Robert McLelland today announced that amendments to about 100 commonwealth laws would be introduced during the winter session of parliament to remove discrimination against people in same-sex relationships. Read more
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