Monday, 21 March 2011 17:31

Julia Gillard Still Opposed To Marriage Equality

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In an interview with Sky news, Julia Gillard, Australian Prime Minister, stated to be a cultural traditionalist who will oppose moves by the greens for gay marriage law, she believes that it is important that people understand the bible (even if she is an atheist).


On the marriage, Gillard said: "I do find myself on the conservative side in this question."


"Some important things from our past that need to continue to be part of our present and part of our future", she said her view was that the Marriage Act - and marriage being between a man and woman - "has a special status".

Gillard said that it was important that people understand their bible stories "not because I'm an advocate of religion - clearly I'm not - but once again, what comes from the Bible has formed such an important part of our culture".

"It's impossible to understand Western literature without having that key of understanding the Bible stories and how Western literature builds on them and reflects them and deconstructs them and brings them back together," she added.

She will apparently not change her opinion. There remains however a hope as the members of her party started to support more and more gay marriage in Australia.