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The battle for Marriage Equality gets Ugly

August 10, 2017
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Moderates fear this is the type of hate campaign religious zealots will resort to.

If this postal plebiscite ‘survey’ is allowed to go ahead it’s going to unleash a torrent of hate-speak sanctioned with government approval that’s unprecedented in Australia’s modern history.

The Turnbull government has already confirmed that customary protections against hate-speak have been abandoned for the purposes of this non-binding excursion into the depths of depravity and the usual suspects are already straight out of the starting blocks with Tony Abbott urging voters to get behind the ‘no’ campaign, ACL boss Lyle Shelton labelling children of same sex parents ‘the stolen generation‘ and Fred Nile slamming ‘same sex marriage’ an ‘abomination against god.’

 

And this is like only day two. Once these fuckers get organised it’s going to be a race to the bottom.

Turnbull may live to regret his decision to pursue this course of action, with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten quite rightly slamming Turnbull’s capitulation to the religious fanatics in his party insisting that he will be held to account for the damage this will do to not just the LGBTIQ community but their families, extended families, and the broader community who are more inclined to appreciate the benefits that flow from a harmonious society rather than those who would seek to divide us..

Shorten rightly says that Turnbull will be personally responsible for “every hurtful bit of filth” unleashed by public debate on the same-sex marriage postal survey, and says that Labor will pull out all the stops and campaign for a “yes” vote.

An appeal has already been lodged with the High Court challenging the legitimacy of the ‘survey’ process, so the entire sorry sage may not even get off the ground.

Regardless of whether that transpires, it’s evidently clear that Turnbull has been an abject failure of a Prime Minister on so many levels from climate change to the NBN to ‘jobs and growth,’ healthcare and education, and this entirely preventable campaign of hate will be his most enduring legacy, not to mention the final nail in the coffin of perhaps the most ineffectual Federal Government in Australian history.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Shane in QLD permalink
    August 10, 2017 5:31 pm

    I agree reb I believe it will be Malcolm’s downfall. The right hate him no matter what and now he will alienate the remaining middle who were still living in hope that he would grow a few gonads and start defending what he truly believes in.

  2. August 10, 2017 5:53 pm

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  3. TB Queensland permalink
    August 10, 2017 6:47 pm

    … he would grow a few gonads …

    Christ, Shane, he only needs two! Even one is better than none!

    The Mad Abbott has brought this country to abject failure in so may ways and on so many levels … a sicko, Pommie, religious fruitcake locked in his own nightmare of the 1950’s … we are dealing with the devil’s spawn …

    ‘Cause this is all about the catholic church …

    (I love the lack of automatic capitals, sreb!)

  4. shaneinqld permalink
    August 11, 2017 8:53 am

    TB

    What amazes me is that for the last 200 years religions have opposed so much legislation claiming that we would be decimated as a society. Yet here we are with 100s of laws changed over the years that religions opposed.

    We have not imploded, we have not become a dictatorship, we have much fairer laws in many areas.

    All as a result of secular governments that have not been held hostage by the ultra right religious nutters.

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