August 1, 2009

I now pronounce you bangers & mash

The ALP National Conference has, in the way of all good committees, produced a camel with two legs and horizontal strips, to be known as a camnot.

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

Update

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!


Wedding protest sealed with a kiss


2 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:22 PM

    OK let's get go down on the nitty gritty.

    What about hermaphrodites? If a hermaphrodite married another hermaphrodite would that be a gay/homo marriage?

    And if a hermaphrodite married a man or women would that be a blended marriage – hetero with a splash of gay – heteromo marriage

    Those poor hermaphrodites must felt totally left out.

    I’m guuna marry my dog, or better still my fridge; I bet no one would give a stuff – I don’t but me fridge is packing death.

    j

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  2. Blended marriages?

    Now that would be a human rights movement worthy of a banner creation.

    BTW - you're in for a chilly marital arrangement; stock up on thermal underwear Justin.

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