As Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (the screechers favourite statesman) pledges he will do all in his power to stop marriage between people of the same sex being made lawful in Australian and the Australian gay community erupts in outrage, we reflect that while Social Media gives the impression that there are no longer any straight men of women in Australia we reflect that it is not long since Australians were proud to say there were ‘no poofters’ in the country. As this factual documentary illustrates.
From Breitbart, London
Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott is no fan of gay marriage. At a personal level he has described himself as “probably the last holdout for the traditional position in his family a reference to his outspoken lesbian sister.
Last month Mr Abbott reaffirmed his view on gay marriage, with a spokesman telling the media: “The Prime Minister’s position remains the same as it has always been he supports the current policy that marriage is between a man and a woman.
At the political level that personal belief has held just as true. As recently as last May, Mr Abbott ruled out a national referendum on the matter after the Republic of Ireland voted in favour of constitutional changes to allow same-sex marriage.
Mr Abbott said “questions of marriage are the preserve of the Commonwealth Parliament. Referendums are held in this country where there’s a proposal to change the constitution. I don’t think anyone is suggesting the constitution needs to be changed in this respect.
That was then and this is now. Today Mr Abbott is facing increasing pressure from some elements within his own coalition and opposition Labor Party to allow a conscience vote on the matter to go before the Parliament during this term.
This blog never needs an excuse to post a Monty Python clip, but if somebody gives us one (oops, pardon) we will happily take it. Thanks Tony, you’re an Okker legend mate.
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