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Gay Marriage Rights Pass Through the Australian Parliament

The single most annoying part of the entire gay marriage rights saga in Australia is the sheer waste of money, resources and time that it’s taken to achieve the inevitable.

Rich powerful people like Tony Abbott sporked lobster dinners on the public dime trying to fight Australia’s way back to the 1950s against the public will … and they shit me no end. Because those same overpaid bastards are the first to point at a single mum on unemployment or an indigenous kid from the back of bum fuck and scream the house down about “taxpayer’s money”.

Well, that was a hell of a lot of money wasted. Not just on the plebiscite, or however you want to frame a non-committal postal vote intended solely to placate a rear-guard action by the pro-Christian right. But on the entire last decade or two of utter bullshit that preceded this eventual win on behalf of the decent Australian.

Personally, it doesn’t affect me one way or another if gay people can marry. But I care in the way I’d care if coloured people had to sit at the back of the bus. I care in the same way that I care that a simple thing like paying women the same as men is so absolutely simple to solve and yet it perpetually eludes society when it comes to a solution. Some things are the swell of social momentum; understanding when to move aside from that momentum and let it through could save us a whole lot of government and private sector funds.

So, yes, it’s great to see that everyone can now get married to any human being they happen to share a life with from this point forward. Society won’t collapse; God still won’t exist; not much will be different for nearly everybody. The sky was never falling down at all.

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My name is Steven Clark and I live in the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a mazer & a yeast farmer (making beer, fruit wine and mead as by-products of continuous improvement in my farming practices). I'm a photographer, although my film cameras are currently silent. I do not tolerate idiots. I do not tolerate bigotry. I do not tolerate excuses. Let's be clear, if you sit with my enemies you my are my enemy for life.

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