go marriage equality

Anyway if you want to know about what’s going on in Australia right now:

The government is going to vote on whether a non-binding compulsory plebiscite (vote) is going to happen on Marriage Equality.

If they vote no, they’re going to hold… Get this… A NON-COMPULSORY VOTE…

VIA POST. AKA THROUGH AUSTRALIA POST, ONE OF THE LEAST COMPETENT GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS IN THIS COUNTRY (AND THAT’S SAYING SOMETHING)

And who will be in charge of collecting the data?

Why, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, of course.

WHO JUST LAST YEAR FUCKED UP A CENSUS SO BAD THAT MOST OF THE COUNTRY WEREN’T EVEN ABLE TO DO IT

Both of these are going to be extremely expensive and extremely ridiculous.

And if the public votes yes on marriage equality… THE POLITICIANS AREN’T OBLIGATED TO MAKE IT LAW

This is completely fucking ridiculous.

These are our rights. Being held to a popular vote like we’re the fucking national anthem.

How fucking degrading.

I’m so angry.

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Tim Minchin - I still call Australia hom...ophobic
Tim Minchin isn't holding back when it comes to the debate around marriage equality on Friday uploading his very own version of 'I Still Call Australia Home', with a Minchin-esque twist.

After his song, Minchin ended the video with a short message:

“I think the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality is noxious and obnoxious. Polls show that Aussies are overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality (not that it should matter… it’s not f**king ‘X-Factor’). BUT… If the horrid thing goes ahead let’s drown the mofos in 'YES’ votes!!”

“The condescending s**ts think by making it postal, young people won’t vote… prove them wrong.”

Person: says something awful and homophobic discriminating against people who are gay/bi.

Same person a moment later claiming people are bullying them because those people called them a homophobe:

Originally posted by tnytrtls

Dudes. Ladies. Friends.

The german parliament is going to vote on marriage equality THIS FRIDAY. The vote has been delayed 30 goddamn times already, the conservatives are having a collective aneurysm but everyone else seems to be on board. I want to cry, I can’t believe this is really happening 2 months before our general election, oh my god

FUCK YES, GERMANY!!!! 🌈🎉

I am crying. After all this time where Merkel said that same sex couples don’t share the same values as straight couples and that she didn’t know whether it would be a good idea to open up legal marriage to us she finally made a step in the right direction by letting people vote on it. AND THEY DID IT! WE FINALLY HAVE MARRIAGE EQUALITY GUYS!!!!! HAPPY PRIDE!!!

Originally posted by unemployedbuthappy

Dear Prime Minister Trumble,

Please take the hint if you have only 640 viewers on Facebook live and they’re ALL hate watching it might be time to give up.

FFS just go and legislate Marriage Equality already!

Love, Australia

anonymous asked:

is there any way we can get a yes result but not pass marriage equality this term under the LNP? bc i really don't want them to "claim" it & also have this gross survey be a part of it

Technically yes. But very unlikely. A yes vote is an immense amount of political pressure to put it forward as a bill - but they’re going to do it as a conscious vote. So a bill will be introduced. The contents of the bill we don’t know yet as it isn’t going to just be “ok, let same sex couples marry. Bam.” There will be notes and sections to deal with things relating to other things such as religious freedoms. So hypothetically the LNP could create a bill that at its core is about marriage equality, but then have a bunch of caveats and side notes in it that people go “OK, we want marriage equality - but not under these conditions” (I can’t imagine what those conditions are but I’m not a Liberal so I’m not inventive with my cruelty) and MPs who would have otherwise voted “yes” in Parliament say no unless it is amended, hypothetically then decreasing the numbers, and preventing a bill from being passed during Turnbull’s term.

At which point he could then be voted out in 2019, replaced with a Labor majority government that has less issue getting things passed, and manages to get a bill passed with less caveats.

So… yeah… but also: hopefully not. Like I don’t want Turnbull to EVER get credit for this. He is in no way a good person and he deserves no thanks for making this entire process as difficult and slow as possible. Fuck him. But also: I just want it done. If the yes vote wins the plebiscite and then a bill doesn’t pass that’ll really ruin a lot of people’s motivation to be engage with politics and that helps no one. It’ll be devastating. I get where you’re coming from (fuck Turnbull) but I’m just so tired of it not being law yet so he better not pull any sneaky tricks last minute.

Raise your hand if you're genuinely terrified of the homophobia and bigotry that the plebiscite will bring out in people