Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bigotry wins in Australia

Australia's House of Representatives has just voted down a marriage equality bill, 42 - 98. 62% of Australians support marriage equality, but only 30% of their MPs do. Talk about being out-of-touch...

But this hasn't ended the issue. Instead, its going state-by-state. Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT are legislating or have announced plans to legislate, and New South Wales has just announced that they will too. If Australia's federal Parliament won't listen to their people and do the right thing, the states will do it for them.