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Same-sex marriage critics 'a danger to gay indigenous'

Indigenous calls to reject marriage equality because it would subvert millennia-old definitions could compound the harm already being done to gay and lesbian indigenous Australians through marginalisation, a suicide prevention advocate has warned.

Dameyon Bonson, an indigenous human rights award recipient and founder of advocacy group Black Rainbow, asked whether a call by Christian think tank Freedom for Faith against same-sex marriage on indigenous cultural grounds also meant ruling out ­inter-racial marriage for the same reasons.


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