Australia still — somehow! — does not have marriage equality. This is mostly due to a lack of backbone by their politicians, since an overwhelming majority of Australian voters supports the freedom to marry but there is still enough vocal resistance to make elected officials nervous about taking a stand.
As a result, the country’s seen a humiliating series of suggested solutions, but no actual solutions. Some politicians have tried to duck the issue altogether by proposing a nationwide vote — which would be unbelievably expensive, incite violence against LGBT people, and ultimately be pointless and non-binding.
So while much of the world moves at a brisk pace towards marriage equality, Australia has remained stationary. Amidst this frustrating failure of leadership, Australia’s queer citizens are continuing to push their useless elected officials to do something, anything, to enact full federal equality.
Australian LGBTQ website SameSame.com.au recently put out a lovely video compiling same-sex proposals, and anyone with a heart will note the mind-boggling juxtaposition of the federal ban with this outpouring of love.
Say ‘I do’ and watch below: