The nation’s “leader” won’t even rule out vetoing a lame civil ceremony law in the ACT. Even that might be too much for our homophobic PM:
KEVIN Rudd has not ruled out a veto of new laws to legalise civil ceremonies between same-sex couples in Canberra.
The ACT parliament yesterday passed laws allowing gay and lesbian couples to formalise civil partnerships through a legally-binding ceremony.
That’s going well beyond merely pandering to the homophobes because you’re gutless and are afraid that standing for principle might lose you the “Bible belt” (I don’t think it would, if you stood for ACTUAL principle, but anyway) – this is actively encouraging them.
Ah well, we’re a fortnight out from the Senate Inquiry report and the November 28 rally. Hopefully this will prod some people out of their apathy.
ELSEWHERE: Not to be outdone, the Liberal National Party in Queensland is busy trying to stop gay mums and dads.
UPDATE: Looks like misdirected fundies have been busy spamming MPs with form letters:
Nearly two in every three submissions considered so far are opposed to the Bill but the final count could change because of duplicate submissions.
Australian Marriage Equality, which is campaigning for gay and lesbian marriage, is concerned many of the submissions opposing the Bill were formula emails sent by Christian groups.
There’s a slight error there – they clearly meant “groups calling themselves Christian despite being obsessed with an issue the person they call “Christ” never spoke about”.