The Tasmanian government is set to introduce new domestic violence laws. Ms Jackson is quoted as saying family violence was a "horrific crime" that would not be tolerated.
But wait a minute. Didn't her government just pass laws, against overwhelming public opposition, to allow homosexual 'couples' to adopt children? Is the Tasmanian Atty Gen Judy Jackson too politically correct to recognise or address the massive problem of domestic violence occurring in homosexual couples?
The Journal of Interpersonal Violence (Dec 1994) examined conflict and violence in lesbian relationships. 90% of the lesbians surveyed had been recipients of one or more acts of verbal aggression from their intimate partners during the year prior to the study, with one or more incidents of actual physical abuse.
In a survey of 1,099 lesbians, the Journal of Social Science Research (vol 15, 1991, pages 41-59) found that "slightly more than half of the lesbians reported that they had been abused by a female lover/partner. The most frequent forms of abuse were verbal/emotional/psychological abuse and combined with physical/psychological abuse."
In their book The Men Who Beat The Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence, D Island and P Lettellier (New York: Hawthorn Press, 1991, page 14) report that "the incidence of violence among gay men is nearly double that in the heterosexual population."
The U S Justice Department reports that "married women in traditional families experience the lowest rate of violence compared with women in other types of relationships." (Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings, November 1994, page 2.) The Medical Institute for Sexual Health goes on to say, "...marriage relationships tend to have the least intimate partner violence...".
Now that the Attorney General and her misguided colleagues have decided to turn their backs on women and children in Tasmania and allow homosexuals to adopt children will they take on the responsibility of protecting these women and children from the proven atmosphere of domestic violence so overwhelming prevalent in the homosexual community?