Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Slippery Slope into non-Christian nightmare

I was thinking of the new Civil Union Bill and perhaps, some of its implications.

The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) made their decision last year to force government to legalize same-sex marriage based on section 9(3) of the South African Constitution.

It states that "the state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth."

Based on one of the items mentioned in this section (sexual orientation), the government has now gone ahead to legalize same-sex marriage.

By using this list, it would now become fairly easy for someone to challenge the government in terms of this unfair discrimination based on any one of these items.

What would prevent anyone too young to marry to challenge the government on this principle of unfair discrimination? The government would be discriminating against such a person based on age. One of the grounds from the list!

Of course, the issue of marriage was an issue of fair discrimination. Just a pity the government is scared of the constitutional court and 4% of homosexuals.

It simply ignored the voice of its citizens!


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