You’ve said on more than one occasion that legalizing same-sex marriage is a ‘definitional thing’ for you. That for you, marriage means between a man and a woman.
For you. Not for Australia. Just a quick reminder that your job isn’t to look out for you, its to look out for Australians, so with that in mind just quickly Tone, what the fuck is wrong with you?
Sadly you have a lot of influence in passing bills that change the laws in our country however your opinion is irrelevant when it comes to talking about an issue like marriage equality. It is not your job to let your personal opinion on marriage affect a bill that more than 70% of our country are in support of. It is your job to stand up for Australian people, it is your job to fight for what Australian people want and need and what we overwhelmingly want and need is for the bill on marriage equality to pass.
As a young Australian I am mortified that we are the only western country not to be riding that magical rainbow unicorn of marriage equality. Mortified, embarrassed and frankly angry because you see Tony, its gone past the point of a discussion now. We are past the point of having a conversation about marriage equality in Australia.
Australian’s don’t need a conversation, we need action and we need change.
We are tired of you blatantly ignoring what Australian’s want. There is no logical argument that you could ever put forward to argue against marriage equality. Catholicism is irrelevant, marriage has long shed its ties to religion. So what? What is the reason behind your opinions on marriage equality? If you truly are ‘in favour of people having loving permanent relationships’ like you have previously stated then why not allow those people in loving permanent relationships the same rights as straight couples?
Some of the people who I love most on this earth are gay and it breaks my heart that they cannot have a legal marriage in this country simply because they identify as the same gender. The people we love will always subconsciously shape us in some way and its inconceivable to me that you grew into the man you are, with the opinions you have with a gay sister alongside you. How did this happen? What happened to you along the way for you to so strongly believe that your own sister, your own blood, doesn’t deserve the same rights as you do simply because she loves a woman.
Tony, where do you think you can go from here? Because you seem to just want to run backwards with your fingers in your ears and a blindfold on and let’s be honest mate, that is no way to run a country.
This issue isn’t going away. Australian’s are not going to suddenly stop fighting for marriage equality because our Prime Minister disagrees. How long are you going to make Australian’s fight for this? There are so many more of us than you and even though this is all about the rainbow of equality the answer is completely black and white.
Pass the bill for marriage equality. Let your party members voice their own opinions. Stop being so afraid of change, stop being so afraid of youth, stop being so afraid of different. Running away won’t make it go away just like embracing it won’t kill you.