"Australian Family Group Compares Marriage Equality To Incest"
Outrageously offensive comparisons of same-sex marriage to incest and pedophilia aren’t unique to American social conservatives, as opponents of Australia’s push for marriage equality are echoing the very same sentiments deployed stateside by groups like the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage. The Australian reports that a representative from a group called Family Voice Australia told a House of Representatives committee in Sydney on Thursday that same-sex marriage is as wrong as wanting to marry a close relative. “I rather liked my cousin, and I was told that’s really not recommended, so we had a discussion in the family about those things. You can even marry an uncle, from memory,” Dr. David Phillips told a House of Representatives committee in Sydney on Thursday. “To suggest to someone that sexual attraction, at one point, is locked in concrete, there’s nothing they can do about it, they have to live with it, is cruel for those people,” he said. One marriage supporter had the best retort, noting that “murderers, rapists and pedophiles had more rights than gay people wishing to marry.”