Gay marriage ban passes parliament (Age)
“Senator Greig said it was deeply offensive for anti-gay campaigners to argue that love and commitment between gay people was less or different to that between people of the opposite sex.
Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett came to the verge of tears as he spoke of the high rate of suicide by young gay people who were vilified by such laws.

Greens leader Bob Brown said the government had successfully wedged Labor on an issue that not even President George Bush could get through Congress because it breached the US constitution.”
Thank you, Liberal and Labor politicians of Australia. I love being a second-class citizen and a political pawn.
Also, a “ban on gay marriages has been given priority over new terrorism laws, sparking claims that the Howard Government is “soft on terror but hard on homosexuals”.
Asked yesterday whether this meant the Government considered gay couples more of a threat to Australia than terrorists, Prime Minister John Howard demurred.

Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett accused the Coalition of being “soft on terror but hard on homosexuals” and of “shelving its ‘war on terror’ propaganda legislation for its ‘war on homosexuals’ marriage bill”.” (Age)

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  1. mez says:

    think i’ve become numb with bitterness about this topic these days…loved the way they felt the need to rush this highly urgent bill through.

  2. mia says:

    Tell me about it. I’m feeling grim rather than angry now.

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