Thursday, October 4, 2007

Equal rights for all couples

Anyone who reads my regular blog would know that I feel strongly about the issue of gay marriage. The fact that our country doesn't feel the need to legally recognise de facto gay and lesbian relationships is ludicrous, let alone the fact that the government has legislated that marriage is between a man and a woman. Quite frankly, it is disgusting and not something that any Australian should be happy about.

Sadly, the Liberals are supported by the ALP in their belief that marriage should only be between members of the opposite sex, so no matter which major party you vote for, your gay friends and family, should they want to get married, are unable to. They are not afforded the same rights that you and I take for granted. So, no matter who you vote for, to be a member LGBT community means that you are second-class citizens in a supposed democratic country.

Queer Penguin has done a post about the ALP issue, you should check it out.