Gay unions a ‘risk to kids’, say doctors

Perth Now 13 May 2012
Victoria’s deputy chief psychiatrist – and State Government-appointed equal opportunities champion – has joined forces with doctors lobbying the Federal Government to ban same-sex marriage. Twenty-two Victorian GPs, anaesthetists, obstetricians, palliative care specialists and psychiatrists, including Prof Kuravilla George, have joined 150 colleagues interstate to argue gay marriage poses a health risk to society. In a letter to the Senate’s inquiry into marriage equality, the group wrote that it was “important for the future health of our nation” to retain the definition of marriage as being between a man and woman. “We submit the evidence is clear that children who grow up in a family with a mother and father do better in all parameters than children without,” they wrote. The doctors also said they were concerned legalising gay marriage would “normalise” homosexual behaviour and the “health consequences” linked with it, such as HIV and syphilis


12 comments for “Gay unions a ‘risk to kids’, say doctors

  1. Hilary Beath
    14 May 2012 at 9:59 pm

    All the comments on the Perth site were extremely negative. If you support these doctors you’ll get labelled bigoted. It doesn’t seem worth arguing because of the angst. But I applaud these doctors for standing up for what they and I believe is right, even though it may affect them professionally. One of the nay-sayers said that young gays are 2-4 times more likely to commit suicide because of the pressures on them, but he/she didn’t give proof of that either. It seems to me that there weren’t these huge numbers of gays and suicides when I was young, so why has it suddenly changed? I think that the acceptability of the gay lifestyle has encouraged young people to think that any little odd feeling they have must mean that they are gay, whereas previously we might really care for someone of the same sex but know that it was normal and that it didn’t have to lead to a sexual relationship. Young people are given such a wrong impression of relationships these days, even heterosexual ones, so it’s not surprising if they can’t find their way.

  2. David Favel
    14 May 2012 at 11:13 pm
  3. David Favel
    14 May 2012 at 11:15 pm

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  4. Chuck Bird
    15 May 2012 at 1:20 am

    I note where the research is from in one case.

    National Lesbian Longitudinal Family Study

    When a Christian does any research is is rubbished on the claims of bias. I beleive the homosexuals lobbyist do their fair share of cherry picking.

    The following website links to various sources

    There is even an article by a homosexual opposed to the aggressive activist that give many who do not want to get involved with homosexual politics a bad name.

  5. Rhona MacKenzie
    16 May 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I’m sorry, Chuck, but using the term ‘conspiracy’ has some unfortunate connotations. It provides an opportunity for anti-life and anti-family organisations to point to us and make allegations about ‘relationships’ with disgusting organisations like the League of Rights, British National Party et al. I agree with what you’re saying, but I’ve seen the damage that happens in Britain when mainstream pro-life groups are infiltrated by individuals pursuing (for example) an anti-immigrant agenda, alienating pro-life Muslims from our cause.

  6. Chuck Bird
    16 May 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Ronda,the website it not mine. I just supplied the links. Have you read the articles?

  7. Rhona
    16 May 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I realise that, Chuck. I just think it might be better if the creators of that website renamed it something more palatable, for the sake of public relations and to avoid giving radical homosexuals an easy target.

  8. Chuck Bird
    17 May 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Have you read any of the articles fro the web site?

  9. Alex
    18 May 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I wonder what the bible would say about marriage. Oh wait it does:

  10. Bob
    18 May 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Interesting. Perhaps we should legalize polygamy rather than same-sex marriage then?

  11. David Favel
    19 May 2012 at 3:36 am

    While not legal, there are a multitude of polygamous or poly amorous unions in the world. (Some estimates place over half a million in the states)
    They get around it by having the man and woman marry, then the other partner (as far as the law is concerned) cohabits.
    Some for religious reasons, some for love, some for, well I don’t know. But exactly what is wrong with it.

  12. Chuck Bird
    19 May 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I will tell you what is wrong with it. I cannot be bothered looking for a source but I have seen a couple of documentaries of a sect that is a break away of the Mormon Church. The leader has been jailed for a very long time for having sex with underage girls. His first name I beleive was Jeff.

    There were many cases of underage girls being forced into plural marriages. The same the often happens with Muslim marriages in NZ and even more so overseas.

    Do you have children?

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