Queensland civil unions: Anglicans, Baptists at odds with other Christians

Queensland’s proposal to reinstate civil partnerships for straight and same-sex couples has received support from Anglicans and Baptists, while other Christians continue to oppose the move.Of the 30 submissions to the parliamentary committee, most were in support of the return to civil partnerships which were established in the dying days of the Bligh government, but changed into registered relationships in one of the first acts of the Newman government.The Palaszczuk government legislation would alter the name and once again allow state-sanctioned ceremonies for same-sex and straight couples.The move has won support from the Southern Queensland Anglican Church Social Responsibilities Committee, which told the committee reviewing the legislation it did so “in the belief that the bill addressed what philosopher John Rawls called a foundational principle of justice”.

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