It’s sad to see Julia Gillard, our first woman PM, still against same-sex marriage despite most in her party favouring it…and despite having a politician in a prime position in a same-sex relationship. In a way to try and please everyone, Ms Gillard decided to have a conscience vote on gay marriage. Whatever that might be.
In this day and age, you have to wonder why a developed nation like ours still has a problem legalising same-sex marriage. The argument about spoiling the ‘sanctity’ of marriage fails big time when you have heterosexual couples marrying for publicity. I’m sure there are homosexual couples whose marriages would last longer than that. And who would be getting married for love rather than publicity. Then there’s the stupid and ignorant argument made by people about how legalising same-sex marriage would stretch to having to legalise polygamy, or beastiality or any other such fetish. Again…what a crock of shit! No one tries to explain how legalising gay marriage would result in the others. It’s just clutching at whatever straws they can. People also continue to use the argument that legalising gay marriage would equate to legalising paedophilia or incest. To those ignorant people I’d like to say: There is a big difference. Paedophilia involves a non-consenting individual. A same-sex relationship (and therefore marriage) is between two consenting adults. And of course, finally, there’s always the argument about how God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. To which I would say: it wasn’t God who made any of us. We evolved from apes. Read Darwin.
So following all that, I would like to reiterate — what’s wrong with same-sex marriage? If two consenting adults are in love and want to get married, they should be allowed to. It shouldn’t matter whether they are man and woman or man and man or woman and woman. I personally am not the biggest fan of marriage as my readers know. But I do think people should have a choice whether or not they want to get married.
I would like to end with this plea to Julia Gillard — legalise same-sex marriage. It’s a big change you can make. And show people you were worth being elected. After all, the carbon tax fiasco has screwed your popularity. You can change that now.
Edited to add: I read the more updated news where during the conscience vote, it seems that Labor leaders appear to back same-sex marriage. Here’s to keeping our fingers crossed that it does get through parliament some time within the next 6 to 12 months.
Until next time,