I am so fucking angry and ashamed of the Australian government today. Not only have they revoked our same sex marriage rights they will go ahead and annul the 15 beautiful couples who married last week. Absolutely disgusting.
Same sex marriage is a human right.
I feel like there are so many people that do not understand what the High Court case was even about.
It is not the government being heartless. The Act itself is unconstitutional and therefore just cannot exist. The Constitution does not allow for states to make laws in respect to marriage….that power is given to the federal government exclusively.
And this result is actually great in some respect. It means that “marriage” in the Constitution encompasses same-sex marriage. Now it’s just up to the federal government to change the law, and at the end of the day changing the law is a lot more realistic than having to change the constitution.
While it doesn’t give us same sex marriage now, it IS a step forward.
in england, where the conservative government recently legalised same-sex marriage, it is now legal for scientologists to be married in their own church
in australia, the conservative government have done fuck all while the one territory that stood up and attempted to legalise same sex marriage has had the high court overrule their decision
good work australia, even south africa, who 20 years ago were still in the process of dismantling apartheid have legalised same sex marriage
have you ever wanted to hear ringo starr moo tragically
once when i was in year 3 i asked my teacher if i could have a vodka martini
haha i’m such a prick