Too much hate over postal vote

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - WELCOME // INSIDE TODAY - WITH act­ing ed­i­tor Letea Ca­van­der

IVOTED “yes” in the same-sex postal vote. I be­lieve same-sex mar­riage should be le­galised.

But what sur­prised me most in the process of re­search­ing and writ­ing Week­end’s dou­ble-page fea­ture ar­ti­cle was the in­crease in the num­ber of mar­riages in ques­tion.

A so­cial re­searcher who has crunched the num­bers for Week­end says if le­gal­i­sa­tion hap­pens it will mean 1056 more mar­riages a year.

All this furore, all this hate bub­bling up, over 1056 more mar­riages.

The longer this postal vote drags on, the big­ger a waste of time and money, it seems to me.

Why couldn’t we just say “yes” and move on to is­sues that af­fect all Aus­tralians, gay and straight?

Read more about how le­gal­i­sa­tion will af­fect the wed­ding and hon­ey­moon in­dus­tries in this Week­end.

Also in this edi­tion of the mag­a­zine, jour­nal­ist Sharon Luck finds her way to a wa­ter tem­ple at Ubud in Bali and en­joys a few of the finer things in life on the is­land.

Of course, our thoughts are with the res­i­dents and tourists as one of the is­land’s vol­ca­noes con­tin­ues to rum­ble and cause earth­quakes fur­ther afield.

And find out why five vil­lages in Italy draw thou­sands of vis­i­tors from across the world.

If you’re some­what house­bound but still have a sense of wan­der­lust, check out our taste sec­tion where Week­end of­fers a recipe straight from a pop­u­lar cafe in Los An­ge­les.

Also, I want to know your thoughts on the sto­ries and col­umns in Week­end. Email week­end@news­re­gional­me­ or leave your com­ments un­der our sto­ries in the life­style sec­tion of our web­site.

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