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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Australian Biogots Strike Again

Overt the last week, the Australian Prime Minister John Howard and the Attorney General Phillip Ruddock have again proven just how bigoted they are!

First up it was reported in The Age, that during this session of Federal Parliament, legislation would be tabled to ban the overseas adoption of children by same sex couples.

The second is the government's veto of the ACT's same sex civil partnership bill (again).

Now both of these things serve real purpose other than being discriminatory and int he case the adoption ban a potential wedge politic issue for the upcoming federal election later this year.

Howard and Ruddock are once again trumping up the anti-gay sentiment in people to win themselves votes, all the while denying the basic human right of equality under the law.

Once upon a time the government and the law were supposed to uphold the basic rights of humanity, but the Australian Government seems intent on keeping Gay & Lesbian Australians as second class citizens.

This certainly reinforces my view in a previous post that you cannot be gay and conservative without either being politically naive, stupid or hate yourself and your sexuality.

The problem with the adoption ban is two fold. On the one hand if the opposition party fights this they will create a wedge politic for the upcoming election (can't you hear it now, The Australian Labour Party wants gay pedophiles to be allowed to adopt children).

But on the other hand if the opposition say nothing and the legislation is passed, it entrenches more discrimination in law. Discrimination that will take years to undo.

Apart from the discriminatory issues at play, have our federal Politicians got nothing better to do than enact discriminatory legislation? Australia is the grips of an economic slowing and the worst drought in living history!

Guys get your thoughts out of my bedroom and back on the country. Oh sorry, I assumed they ever had their eyes on the country.

Howard and your right wing cohorts you are an asshole! And I will celebrate the day you are thrown out on your sorry little ass and have the first of the history books start condemning you as the weak narrow minded little man you were.

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At Wed Feb 07, 09:25:00 AM EST, Blogger Sunshine said...

I felt so helpless when I read that story in yesterday's paper. Why do these people have so much fear in them? Do they really think allowing gay marriage and adoption will tear down the institution of marriage?? If they are just that bit more logical, they'd work out that would never happen. After all, there is only less than 10% of us. Even if there are more - wouldn't it be simply democratic *gasp* for people to be able to choose what they want in their lives? I fail to understand them.

At Thu Feb 08, 09:16:00 PM EST, Blogger ozBoi said...

A bit of an eye-opener is some of the responses to this entry of Tim Dunlop's blog on What's frustrating is most of the bias comes from religious undertones and trying to convince a god-botherer that they're wrong is like bashing your head against a wall -- it hurts, and it gets you nowhere.

At Thu Feb 08, 09:19:00 PM EST, Blogger ozBoi said...

By the way much of the fear, I think, even in the non-religious, is that children brought up with gay parernts will themselves turn gay. This is what the issue is really about and actually shows how the general population thinks that there is something wrong with being gay. Nobody argues the "even if true, so what?" argument because whether we like it or not there are a large proportion of people out there who think it's the worst thing you could do to a child.


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