It may be where you live, it is not where I live in NSW and thanks to many people’s fear on what could or might happen if “gay marriage bill” goes through, it is causing a lot of angst in the community.
The equalisation is about the Marriage Act and Defacto Rights not so much about gay marriage. Equal rights under the Defacto part of the Marriage act under Australian Law which is NOT the case right now. None of this was necessary and wouldn’t be happening at all, if John Howard had not changed the Marriage Act in 2004. We didn’t have all this drama then, it just went through without a murmur, hardly anyone knew about it.
Doing this postal survey which is probably not going to accomplish anything was NOT necessary and all it has done is make a lot of people angry and confused and has put the blame for this squarely at the feet of the gay community for wasting a lot of money which could have been used elsewhere. The fallout from this has begun to happen already.