DNA Magazine - - FROM THE EDITOR -

DNA’s web­site re­ported on Ben Rogers and Mark Poidevin, a gay cou­ple who say they’ll vote against mar­riage equal­ity. Our web­site read­ers re­sponded…

Ob­vi­ously these two grew up af­ter ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity was le­galised in Aus­tralia. They have never lived in a world where their sex­u­al­ity is il­le­gal and pun­ish­able. Maybe a trip to one of the 10 coun­tries in the world were the pun­ish­ment is death would wake them from their self­ish­ness.

Ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity was le­galised with­out a plebiscite be­cause it was the right thing to do. Equal­ity is not about what you want, it’s about giv­ing ev­ery­one the same rights and priv­i­leges. – Trevor K (from DNA web­site)

The ho­mo­phobes, in­clud­ing the gay cou­ple, are do­ing the ex­act same thing they did in the US. They screamed it was those who were for equal­ity who were the bul­lies be­cause we wouldn’t let them prac­tice their re­li­gion. No one was stop­ping that ex­cept in cases where they used their re­li­gion as jus­ti­fi­ca­tion to dis­crim­i­nate. When they knew they couldn’t win by us­ing truth, they changed tactics and por­trayed them­selves as vic­tims.

If we had le­gal gay mar­riage, it would not af­fect this gay cou­ple [Ben and Mark] one bit. It would only af­fect those who wanted to marry. Thus, they’ve earned the ho­mo­pho­bic la­bel justly. They want ev­ery­one to think as they do and that’s to vote for in­equal­ity. They just can’t wrap their heads around that they are ho­mo­phobes.

– Michael An­thony (from DNA web­site)

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