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In 2012, in response to a call from His Eminence, Archbishop Stylianos, thousands of Orthodox Christians voiced their support for the traditional definition of marriage. As a result of your action, and that of many other Australians, the Federal Parliament voted to preserve the natural definition of marriage.

In May, Mr Bill Shorten the leader of the ALP tweeted, ‘I have given notice that I will move a Bill on Monday which will finally bring about #marriageequalityin Australia’.

A week later on 1 June 2015, Mr Shorten, introduced Marriage Amendment (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015 to redefine marriage.

http://marriage.greekorthodox.org.au/2015/06/what-really-happened-when-parliament-met-monday/

It seems that debate will begin in the House of Representatives sometime during winter. This is a deliberate ambush, an attempt to re-define marriage before we can voice our opposition.

Our only option is to urgently email our Member of Parliament today! This link will lead you to an online form prepared by the Australian Christian Lobby, use this automated form to write a message and email it to your Member of Parliament asking them to vote against this Bill.

As His Eminence, Archbishop Stylianos stressed in His Encyclical on this matter, it is a ‘sacred duty’ for each of us ‘to request that his or her local Member of Parliament vote in Parliament against’ the re-defining of Marriage. ‘The proposed alteration to the traditional form of marriage (between a man and a woman) is diametrically against the sacredness of marriage and of the family, as taught by the Christian faith and Greek Orthodox Tradition.’

Please send this email to as many people as possible. Ask each family member to send an email.

We must speak up for marriage now!

Thank you

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