The Hope Media 'Same Sex Marriage' Series – Hope 103.2

The Hope Media ‘Same Sex Marriage’ Series

A collection of articles covering the basics about the SSM Postal Vote, interviews on a range of viewpoints, and the Hope Media's official position.

By Hope 103.2Tuesday 5 Sep 2017Open House InterviewsNewsReading Time: 3 minutes

At Hope Media we want to help you think through the Same Sex Marriage debate, and make an informed choice about voting in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Learn the basic facts, hear a range of views on the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns, and read Hope Media’s official position.

The Basics 


Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey: The Basic Facts

People posting letters in Sydney The upcoming Australian Marriage Law (Same Sex Marriage) Postal Survey, will happen by post between September and November. Here’s what you need to know. See Article


The Hope Position


Statement by the Board of Hope Media Ltd on the Marriage Reform Debate 

Wedding bands on Bible Hope Media has an official position on Same Sex Marriage and the Australian Marriage Law debate. It is based on the principles in our constitution around marriage, diversity, respect, and Christian broadcasting. Read Statement


About the ‘No’ Vote


Why History, Society and Religion Regard Marriage as Heterosexual: John Dickson

John DicksonHistorian and theologian, Rev Dr John Dickson, says heterosexual marriage was the standard for centuries in both Biblical and non-Biblical cultures. See Article / Podcast


Marriage Debate: Progress is Not Always As It Seems – Michael Jensen

Illustration of people with different voices and opinionsSometimes being out of step with popular culture for good and godly reasons is necessary to be faithful to our calling, argues Michael Jensen. See Article / Podcast


Christian Groups say Same Sex Marriage Bill Fails Religious Freedom Test

Wedding-Bands-on-BibleChristian organisations say the Private Members Bill on Marriage Equality falls far short of providing protection for Christian organisations. See Article / Podcast


Same Sex Marriage Committee Has Big Concerns About Religious Freedom

Senator David Fawcett heads the Parliamentary Committee on Same Sex MarriageThe Parliamentary Committee on marriage reform has serious concerns about religious freedom if Same Sex Marriage is legalised. See Article / Podcast


Few Same Sex Marriages, Religious Freedom Concerns: What We Can Learn From Canada

Same Sex Marriage Rally CanadaMore than a decade after Canada legalised it, same sex marriages make up slightly less than 1 percent of all marriages, and religious freedom has been affected. See Article / Podcast


About The ‘Yes’ Vote


‘Australian Christians for Marriage Equality’: The Christian ‘Yes’ Campaigners

The Very Reverend Doctor Peter CattChristian leaders who want Same Sex Marriage legalised, have launched Australian Christians for Marriage Equality. We chat to Brisbane’s Anglican Reverend Dr Peter Catt. See Article / Podcast


Religious Freedom and Same Sex Marriage? A Matter of Who You Trust, says MP Tim Wilson

Tim WilsonGiven the importance of religious freedom, why won’t the ‘Yes’ campaigners negotiate to ensure it? A frank interview with Liberal MP Tim Wilson, who shares about his own same sex relationship. See Article / Podcast


Religious Freedom and Same Sex Marriage: ALP Responds

Mark DreyfusWho can best be trusted to look after religious freedom of religion if same sex marriage is legalised? Shadow AG Mark Dreyfus defends the ALP’s position. See Article / Podcast


Other Stories


Is There a Third Way to Resolve the Marriage Debate?

Can the marriage law issue be changed so that that both ‘sides’ in the current debate could be accommodated? Fr Brian Lucas wants to suggest a way. See Article / Podcast


“My Christian Marriage is More Important Than My Same Sex Attraction”

Married Couple Holding HandsColin has same sex attraction. But it doesn’t define him. As a Christian his identity is in Christ and his desire is to be a loving husband and father. See Article / Podcast


Rules of Engagement for the SSM Survey

Woman at home writing on a formA new law Parliament governs the rules of the SSM Postal Survey. Is it reasonable or a limit on free speech? Law expert Neil Foster’s analysis. See Article / Podcast


Politics Behind the Plebiscite: Why the Liberals Had to Move Now

Tug-of-WarLiberal Party Federal President Nick Greiner discusses the struggle faced by politicians when tackling hot issues that touch both politics and religion. See Article / Podcast


Marriage Survey: Time-Honoured Campaign Tactics on Both Sides

Yes or No Ballot paperCan political history teach us anything about the Marriage Postal Survey? See Article / Podcast