The arrogance of the ALP, baldly declaring that it wouldn’t be legislating for marriage equality without caring how many of the majority of Australians who support it came out in its support. The lameness of its half-arsed, pointless “compromise” on the issue. (There is no compromise possible on the subject of equality, Kevin.) The crapness of our online news networks, few of which – several hours after the rallies ended – seem to have noticed the thousands of Australians around the country who made a stand against bigotry and discrimination.
Well, it did happen, and here are some photographs from the Melbourne rally – well-attended despite thick grey clouds and a bit of rain at the start:
Kevin Rudd and the ALP have achieved nothing today but to give the bigots the briefest of respites. History will not look kindly on them for it. Because the silent majority of Australians – who support justice and equality – have started to stand up and be counted. Those who’ve previously managed to force their prejudices on the rest of us won’t get their way for too much longer.
Some more photos:
UPDATE #2: Keri has some more of our photos.
UPDATE #3: Other people’s photos here.
UPDATE #4: And if anyone doesn’t think this matters, check out what the new head of the AMA thinks about homosexual relationships. The only way to counter this sort of prejudice is with real equality.
UPDATE #5: If you got here via Crikey, they meant “for”, not “against”!