From the Australian Broadcasting Company:
Some Indigenous women from the Northern Territory have made a public appeal against moves to legalise gay marriage.
The Australian Christian Lobby organised a forum in Darwin on Thursday night about the Greens push to change current marriage laws.
At the meeting two Aboriginal women raised cultural concerns about the impact of the change.
Connie Nungarrayi Walit says allowing gay marriage conflicts with both Christian principles and Aboriginal law.
"I feel really very strong about this you know," she says.
"Because it can't be taken away from us.
"It's a law that we feel comfortable with, we fit in.
"Without it we're nothing."
Representatives of Christian denominations presented a united front against same sex marriage during the forum.