In February 2013, in a cover article for The Spectator Australia, John Heard supported bipartisan efforts to reform the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) to provide for same sex civil marriage. Heard wrote that “[s]ame-sex civil marriage need not be a threat to religious conventions” and hoped that the “angst and division of the marriage debate” would “recede into a properly Australian respect for personal conscience, privacy and social cohesion”.

Image: Glen Le Lievre, 2013
Image: Glen Le Lievre, 2013