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Wed, May. 26th, 2004, 06:09 pm
Jesus Christ pose

I once told someone you don't become a victim unless you choose to be. Now is my opportunity to put that pusillanimous nonsense to the test. I've got to admit I'm feeling pretty victimised right now. Maybe I naively thought everything was okay because everyone 'tolerated' ristin and I hugging and kissing in the airport. I don't know why the issue of gay marriage is so important to me. I admit I didn't really think about it that much until it became an issue in America (and therefore in Australia), but that was before I met Ristin. Maybe it's just part of the political human condition: You always want you're told you can't have.

What ticks me off about this article is not that the government is doing it; I've written our Coalition government off as evil ever since they made Australia bend over and brace for the Free Trade Agreement. I'm upset because the Labour opposition, which I had hoped would know better, is also backing it. Of course, the Australian Democrats and the Greens will vote against it in the Senate, but that won't be enough to block it. "Labor plans to remove discrimination against gay couples through changes to other legislation." Yes, that really makes me feel loved. I'll believe it when I see it. Gay rights lobby groups have labelled this "an attack on citizens' rights". I guess the Coalition and Labour decided that the rights of those who are offended by gay love are more important.

Wed, May. 26th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)

*sigh* Welcome to the club :-/ *hugs you*

Fri, Jun. 11th, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)

> I don't know why the issue of gay marriage is so important to me
neither me - though in Bush's case I saw it as a blatant PR stunt and nothing more - aside from it basically saying "hey homosexuality IS wrong, and it's okay to hate! Come on, let's all be bigotted together". *sighs*

One of the parties for the MEP (Minister of European Parliament) elections yesterday used the "uniquness of marriage between a man and a woman" card - it was fairly obvious where the were going with that one. :(
The crazy thing is, that everyone seems to be playing it now. (Canada's christian churches coming under fire for supporting gay marriage *applauds Canada*). Thankfully, Dubya did do me one great service - he very quickly made me come to the realisation that, given the choice of being associated with the LGBT community or not, I'd much rather be seen to be compassionate towards another human being :D It would be nice to see, from a legal standpoint if not a religious one (that to follow I hope), for any partnership to be recognised equally.

*hugs* best of luck in getting this sort of legislation removed (it is somewhat sad and ironic that these attacks are from the leaders of the "freedom loving west")