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.”
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
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!!!
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.