I don’t give a monkey’s continental if gay marriage is legalised. The constant screeching by the media about this issue is as sickening as Adolf Hitlers lonely testicle. The noise made from the ‘yes’ campaigners about the plebiscite is hypocritical at it’s finest, I have always believed in direct democracy and by having a plebiscite it neutralises the debate. You cannot deny that same sex marriage is controversial. It is controversial because you have had centuries of tradition whereby marriage is between a man and a woman. Historically marriage was a religious institution until the state took it over and legislated for it. Maybe that is the problem, the State should never have got involved. Anyway to suggest that individuals who do not believe in same sex marriage are bigots is nothing more than bullying. On the other hand I understand where same sex couples are coming from. They feel that given man and woman can marry, why can’t they share the life sentence of pain and misery too?
Many opinion polls around the country are showing that majority of Australians want same sex marriage. Many opinions polls are also saying that they want a vote on the matter rather than politicians making it for them. By having a plebiscite vote on this issue – whatever the results – the other side must acknowledge this and move on. For instance, if the vote is a YES then those who oppose same sex marriage must accept that the majority want this and it is time to move on. I suspect they will. On the other hand if the majority of people say NO then the marriage equality types also need to move on and accept the result. I suspect they won’t.
Given the vote we are about to receive is a postal vote, I suspect that there will be many anomalies. I do agree that it is a waste of money and that we should be having a proper plebiscite done under the same principles when we vote at a general election. The two parties that are to blame for this waste of taxpayers money are the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens. We know these two parties like to waste money and this is more proof of this. Given the majority of people want a say and want same sex marriage why do these parties want to deny the public a say? I would have thought given the high emotion of such issue it would be beneficial for the people to choose.
Whatever your view is, and however you vote, same sex marriage in Australia is inevitable. Conservatives however need to ensure that religions and individuals are protected under law if they refuse to marry same sex couples. You wouldn’t expect a Jewish Baker to bake a cake for a Nazi therefore you shouldn’t expect a Priest or an Imam to marry a gay couple.
Remember to get yourself registered and vote. Isn’t democracy great?