Anti-Marriage Rainbow Report
April 3rd 2012 04:07
Last week we talked about marriage. We seem to be doing a lot of that lately. We’ve talked about the TV same-sex wedding on Adam Hills show. We’ve talked about the Senate Inquiry into marriage.
Some of you are, understandably, a bit sick of hearing about marriage. I’m sick of having to talk about it. It feels as if I’ve been bashing my head against a cathedral wall over this one for the last ten years at least.
Some of you think there are more important things to work for.
Some of you think it’s an outdated anachronism that we ought to be trying to abolish, not join.
And some of you think that some of the campaigning has been, well, a bit tacky, even disrespectful.
TACKY TV WEDDING
One of the latter is Rev Matt Glover – the Baptist pastor who got thrown out of his church for supporting same-sex marriage. And he didn’t care for the Adam Hills TV wedding at all.
Then there’s those Victorian – in both senses of the word – Catholic bishops.
RAINBOW LABOR PAINS
Their intervention in the marriage debate appears to have fallen flat, to say the least, with some priests failing to distribute their letter and many equal marriage supporters spurred to write in favour.
At the close of submissions to the Senate more that 45,000 people wrote to the Senate supporting equal marriage. Neil Pharoah of Rainbow Labor joins us to examine the entrails.
WYNDHAM? WHERE'S WYNDHAM?
Outside the metropolis there are, believe it or not, some people who don’t even know they know any homosexuals, still less about marriage Michael Young lives with his partner over in Wyndham City, and right now, they’re interested in helping the locals get to know their LGBTI neighbours. Weddings can come later.
PRIVATE LIVES PUBLISHED
And most importantly, a new edition of the largest survey of LGBTI Australians, Private Lives 2, last published in 2005, is out. Today saw the launch of the new edition Liam Leonard from GLHV joins me to tell us what they found.
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