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Telling the truth about David Bullmer-Rizzi’s death certificate
FamilyVoice Australia 22 January 2016
Tragedy struck David and Marco Bullmer-Rizzi when David died in a freak accident while
on holiday in Adelaide. The couple had married in a UK same-sex ceremony last year.
FamilyVoice Australia’s national director Dr David Phillips
said the recent media “beat-up” about the tragedy has distorted the truth.
“Marco wanted three things,” Dr Phillips said today.
“He wanted David’s death certificate to record that he and
David had been married under British law. He wanted David’s organs to be
donated for transplants. He wanted to take David’s ashes back to the UK.
“Contrary to some media reports, all three wishes were granted under current South
Australian law,” Dr Phillips said.
Premier Jay Weatherill revealed on national television on 21 January that SA authorities
had taken action – before David’s death certificate was issued – to ensure that
it noted David’s UK marriage. The UK government has also issued a death
certificate recording this fact. The Adelaide hospital that treated David
before his death gave Marco next of kin rights along with David’s father.
Marco was filmed signing a form and receiving David’s ashes.
“No law changes were needed, despite media claims,” Dr
Phillips said. “The beat-up seems to have been designed to promote
a homosexual agenda.”
“The current push to legalise same-sex marriage simply
because other countries are doing it raises other important questions,” Dr
“Should South Australian laws be amended to recognise child marriages? In Saudi Arabia,
for example, there is no minimum age for marriage and girls as young
as 9 are married with judicial approval.
“Should South Australian laws be amended to recognise
polygamous marriages? Under Islamic law,
Muslim men are allowed up to four wives at one time.
“The answer in all these cases should be: ‘No!’
Australian laws are different from some laws of other countries, often for good
reason. South Australian laws should continue to uphold marriage as
defined in Australia: ‘the union of a man and a woman to the
exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’.”
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