Doesn’t explain the paradox you can’t possibly get out of.
Marriage equality is not just about the same rights under law, no matter what anyone says.
It’s about the non-ghettoisation (shaddup, I can invent words if I want) of homosexuality.
It’s not gay marriage.
It’s two people who love each other and may or may not want to start a family, but certainly want to commit to each other.
And I can understand religious objections. I don’t agree with them. Any of them on anything, but I accept and sometimes respect that they exist, whether they be Christian, Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, Shinto or other.
I don’t, for example, agree with the spearing of someone’s thigh but I accept that there are some people who do. In my opinion we sure as hell shouldn’t be basing law on it, but I understand that others won’t agree.
What I don’t understand is why someone who is married, as I am, as my parents are, as my brother and sister are, as my aunties and uncles are, should be threatened by same sex marriage.
It takes nothing away from you, or me, or them.
It’s merely one step closer to gay Australians being accepted as people.
Civil unions are about law.
Marriage is about, hey…these are real people too.
And saying you want civil unions but not marriage is simply saying you want gay Australians to continue to be less than. I’m sorry you can’t accept that about yourself, but it’s true.