The ALP has declined to pursue legalisation of gay marriage, however they have removed, from their platform, reference to marriage being between a man and a woman.
So as not to offend anyone, marriage will henceforth take place between a --- and a ---.
"the language in the ALP national platform section on same-sex couples will be rewritten to make it clear that while Labor still regards marriage as that defined in the Marriage Act - that is between a man and a woman - the actual words man and woman were removed."Only a dunce would consider this to be a fruitful or useful development.
Contrary to The Age headline (below), the government has, it would seem, agreed to bend over.
Government refuses to bend on gay marriage
Getting slightly wackier, a gay marriage protest held in Melbourne yesterday was somewhat tainted by a woman - yes a woman! - raining on the parade by expressing out loud the oddness of gay folk desperately wanting to be part of the patriarchal slave trade club.
"Providing a reality check, Radical Women spokeswoman Alison Thorne told the Melbourne rally that marriage was an oppressive institution designed to condemn women to lives of slavery, but same-sex couples should nevertheless be equally entitled to it. She then led the crowd in a chant: ‘‘Kevin Rudd, ALP, we demand equality.’’
What do we want? Equal opportunity for participation in man made oppressive institutions!
When do we want it? Right now!