Though Prime Minister Tony Abbot staunchly opposes any same-sex marriage legislation, AussieBum, the homegrown haberdasher beloved by homosexuals the world over, is gaying it forward with a range of underwear benefiting the equality movement.
AussieBum is urging you to “Stand and be counted!” with two boxer briefs — the hipster ($15) and for the more demure of us, the long legged ($16.51). 100 percent of the profits from the range goes to Australian Marriage Equality, which will lobby MPs to come out (as it were) in support of gay marriage.
The nation-continent can certainly use each and every naughty bit since Abbot is holding firm to his belief that marriage is a matter for parliament, where conservatives have the majority, and should not be put to a popular vote, much like Ireland historically did last month. But what do those people know, they can’t even grow potatoes.
However, public opinion polls suggest a majority of Aussies support same-sex marriage. So if you want to help change some hearts and minds, you can start by changing your underwear here.
Les Fabian Brathwaite — Rocko’s modern strife.