Karl, Emma take aim at lack of action over same-sex marriage

“This is a no-brainer," Today host tells politicians, while Lateline's Emma Alberici makes it personal.

Bravo to Karl Stefanovic who yesterday gave an editorial on Today following the government’s decision to try again for a plebiscite on same sex marriage.

“Why do we re-elect officials if not to make decisions that reflect our beliefs?” he asked.

“Pull your fingers out in Canberra and get on with it. Let’s look at this simply, confidently and compassionately.

“Why are we stopping people loving each other in a world which should be celebrating love over hate? This is a no-brainer.

“This is more about the fear and naivety of non-gay people than anything to do with the problem of gay marriage.

Meanwhile ABC’s Lateline‘s Emma Alberici told Matthias Cormann: “A friend of my daughter’s, a 15-year-old boy came out as gay last week to his parents and was kicked out of home.

“Now, whilst you and your colleagues are bickering in your party room, aren’t you concerned about the message you send to young, vulnerable gay and lesbian Australians that they don’t deserve the same treatment as other Australians, and that when they are older and fall in love, they won’t be treated as equals with heterosexuals?”

One Response

  1. It is an absolute disgrace what the politicians are doing to continually defer making a decision on this. They are elected to represent the people and there is a clear majority of support for gay marriage.

    The Marriage Act has been changed before without needing a costly and time-wasting plebiscite or postal vote. Even Ireland just went ahead and held a referendum more than 2 years ago and then enacted the will of the people.

    What are people afraid of?

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