Marriage survey distresses friends
I’M hearing from some of my gay and lesbian friends that this stupid, unnecessary marriage equality postal survey is causing real distress.
They tell me it is reawakening memories of discrimination, of being regularly bullied, of being treated as a lesser person for no other reason than their sexual orientation - when all they want is to be treated as an equal. These are my dear, loved friends. The harm those driving the ‘No’ campaign are causing is outrageous.
Mostly, I want to affirm the wonderful LGBTI friends who have made my life richer in so many ways.
Every one of them is a better person than the architects of the ‘No’ campaign. I am with you all the way. I responded ‘Yes’...to equality, to love, for an Australia that will rise above hate and homophobia. I voted for you my beautiful friends. Michael Bink, Beechworth
It is not the council’s duty to support one group in this debate over another.
Protecting the “vulnerable” in Indigo does not mean the aggressive social engineering a majority of our councillors seem determined to engage in.
Their main responsibility is still “rates, roads and rubbish”.
One hopes that our councillors show the same enthusiasm for religious freedom and freedom of speech that a majority of them do for this issue.
John Harvey, Beechworth