Gay Marriage Rights Oral: Australia Role Play

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Knock Knock

Marriage Celebrant: Come in

Gay 1 enters

Gay 1: Hello, how are you going?

MC: Not too bad. How may I help you today?

G1: I'd like to make a booking for a marriage ceremony.

MC: Alright then, is your partner going to be joining us today?

G1: Yes they will be. They are just parking the car.

MC: Alright, would you please fill out these forms while we wait.

G1: Sure thing.

Knock knock

MC: This must be him now, come in.

Gay 2: Hello

Gays embrace

MC: Umm, I'm sorry lays, but I think there are going to be some complications.

G1: Why? Is there some kind of problem?

MC: Well, yes there is. I'm actually not allowed to marry you.

G2: Why not? Are you a homophobe?

MC: Well actually it has nothing to do with my personal views or opinion.

Under Section 46 of the Marriage Act it makes it illegal for me to marry a same sex couple.

G1: Where does it say that?

MC: Right here. It states: That marriage is "The voluntary union for life of ONE MAN AND ONE WOMEN to the exclusion of all others. This means that only heterosexual couples are recognised sorry.

G2: What? That really is not fair for the gay community. I always thought discrimination was illegal.

MC: Yes, it is unfair that two consenting adults, who love each other very much, cannot marry each other simply due to their sexual preferences. It does discriminate against the gay community. This is extremely unfair.

G1: I mean seriously, who would actually care if gay couples were to wed.

MC: Well actually there would be a number of groups in society who would be outraged by...