Appearing Sunday on Sky News, the head
of the Australian Christian Lobby declared that allowing gay couples
to marry may lead to people questioning his sexuality.
While a large majority of Australians
support marriage equality, lawmakers have been reluctant to change
the nation's marriage laws to include gay couples. A nonbinding
public vote on the issue has been proposed, though many lawmakers
have said they will not abide by the outcome of such a plebiscite.
The group's Lyle Shelton insisted that
allowing gay couples to marry affected his marriage because it could
no longer be assumed that “millions of people like myself are
married to women.”
“That affects me straight away,”
said. “People no longer assume that I am married to a woman.
I have to explain myself.”
When asked whether he was worried
people would think he's gay, Shelton insisted that the terms of his
marriage would change.