Dear Australian Readers (who are over 18 – sorry, I don’t make the rules),
I know this isn’t book related, but I just wanted to take a moment to remind you to fill out your marriage equality survey (with a YES vote of course!) and send it in. I know the survey is ridiculous and insulting, but it’s unfortunately what we’ve got.
Remember that this survey is about one thing, and one thing only: whether or not everyone is equal in our society. That is all.
It is not about political correctness, children, religious freedom, or any other bullshit people have tried to make it about because they can’t logically get around the core argument – that everyone should be treated equally in our society.
The measure of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. The LGBTQI community has been facing a constant barrage of discrimination for far too long.
If we don’t have basic equality for all, we don’t have anything to be proud of as a society. If the NO vote wins, we’ve failed our basic duty to our fellow humans.
Thank you for listening, and don’t forget to get those YES votes in.
If you are LGBTQI and having trouble with descrimination, or need people to speak to, please see this fantastic list from Reachout.com of support services for LGBTQI individuals in Australia.
Please note: Any discriminatory comments will be deleted