Equal Rights In Australia Research Paper

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Imagine you’ve met someone. They’re smart. They’re kind. They’re beautiful and there’s nobody you’d rather spend the rest of your life with. They make you happy. You can be yourself around them and you trust them with your life. You love this person more then anyone but you cannot marry them. You watch others and their relationships and wonder why theirs is valid and yours is not. You watch others walk down the aisle together and wonder why you can’t do the same. You watch the rest of the world progress but feel left in the dust. Held in the dust by those who think they have a say in who you can and cannot love.

This is how over 1 and a half million Australians feel. This is what goes on in the heads of almost 7% of our population. This is the injustice that they face and our country has done very little about it. Australia is one of the only developed nations in the world that has continued to let hatred of our differences win over acceptance of our peers.
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Article 16 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that: “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.” The right to marriage is something that everyone, everywhere should have access to and it is shameful that a country such as Australia is continuing to deny that right to its
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