By Brigid Glanville
SYDNEY, Australia (ABCOnline) – New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has broken ranks with her ethnic church and declared she will be voting “Yes” in the same-sex marriage postal survey.
Speaking at an event in Sydney, Ms Berejiklian described same-sex marriage as a “no brainer” and one of the most important human rights issues of our time.
The position has put her at odds with her Armenian Apostolic Church, which claims same-sex marriage would pave the way for “radical gay sex education programs” to be taught in schools.
Ms Berejiklian, who was born in Australia to Armenian immigrants, is a regular attender of church events and has been to several this year.
In a Facebook post this week, the Armenian Apostolic Church of Holy Resurrection in Chatswood — where Ms Berejiklian’s parents were married — warned followers their faith was “under fire” in the survey.