Questioning agenda of survey
I HAVE never seen anyone on this page state that being gay was a choice. Nor have I ever seen anyone accuse gays of being polygamists or paedophiles.
The claims of hurt to gay families if we had a proper discussion are not credible.
The “yes” campaign escalated their aggression instead of backing off to protect those same families.
Do you really think you can force your will on half the population without anyone getting hurt?
Like it or not, the reality is that when you change the law for one group you also open the door for opportunists to exploit it.
That is why there should be assurances and proper discussion about exactly what this plebiscite is about and how the results will be used.
Why are they afraid to tell us what they will do? What are they hiding? When a smirking PM with baggage says there will be consequences but “trust me”, you know there is probably something else going on behind the scenes.
That is why we should be given more information about what a change in the law will say.
Is it going to be airtight enough to ensure it covers gay people only?
If that’s the case most of us would be happy to say yes. People have lost their jobs and been publicly vilified for saying no.
Is that the way we want our democracy to go?
We are not supposed to be a socialist dictatorship run by people who refuse to accept there is more than one point of view.
There isn’t much integrity left in politics in this country. Give people the information they need to make fully informed decisions.
That is the least the government and media can do. Twisting things to denigrate someone for wanting to be informed on important issues is immature and dangerous.
— Gail Campbell, Laidley