A bit of background. At the last election held a bit over a year
ago the clearly stated policy of the LNP was to hold a plebiscite on
gay marriage. It wasnt an issue that the ALP (Labour) had a
policy on. Nobody else objected.
A few months after the election, Labour decided to listen to the
increasingly vocal Gay front. It is my suspicion that the Gay
front had done the numbers and discovered that most Australians would
vote NO. So they decided to support a parliamentary vote.
Citing as excuse that the plebiscite would be "divisive".
Most of us (the majority) couldn't care less about Gay marriage.
Some of the celebrants and supporting commercial enterprises were
concerned that they might be fined or jailed if they refused to marry
gay people for moral reasons. But they are not the types to hold
Now there is talk of a postal vote. I say "Yes Please". I
would love a postal vote.
Not because the Gay Front will fail. But because, if the framers
of the legislation follow present trends and make compliance by
celebrants non compulsory, I would vote for the measure. My
main objection was that we might have compelled people to act against
deeply held beliefs.
So I say "Yes Please" because a postal vote will probably involve an
online option. And having an online vote means Democracy will be
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