Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017

I rise to speak on the Marriage Amendment (Definition andReligious Freedoms) Bill 2017. There are two indisputable facts that havearisen in the public debate on same-sex marriage: (1) Australians have votedoverwhelmingly to change the definition of marriage to include same-sexcouples; and (2) Australians want to ensure that religious freedoms aresafeguarded. In my view, it's incumbent…