Those seeking to redefine marriage often argue that gender ideology has nothing to do with marriage redefinition, but there is increasing evidence that the removal of gender from marriage and the removal of gender from society more broadly are inextricably linked.
This begins with the concept of gender fluidity being taught in schools, under programs like Safe Schools.
The consequences for children of being taught that gender is fluid can be seen most strikingly in Victoria, where the Safe Schools program has been in operation since 2010. The increase in gender dysphoria in children presenting to the Royal Children’s Hospital can be seen in this graph found on the RCH website:
What this graph shows is that in the year that Safe Schools was introduced in Victoria, the Royal Children’s Hospital treated six children for gender dysphoria. Six years later, that number was 250.
In countries where marriage has been redefined, an acceptance of gender fluidity is backed by law and government policy...