Australia says YES to marriage equality – legislation to come
OMG – well, I foresee weddings on Qantas planes.
For non-Australians who haven’t caught up:
The Australian Parliament – instead of making an actual decision decided to hold a voluntary, non-binding, postal plebiscite (we have compulsory voting here, so being voluntary is a ‘thing’) on marriage equality.
The question was:
‘Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?’
The answer has just been announced, and the answer is:
Nearly 80% of eligible Australian voters participated, and the ‘Yes’ vote commanded 61.6% of the vote. Out of 150 electoral districts – 133 voted ‘YES’.
Qantas, amongst a range of other large business organisations supported the ‘YES’ campaign. It also happens to be led by a gay CEO, Alan Joyce.
Although we are all a bit deliriously happy here at 2PAXfly – and In Australia in general – there is still a lot of work to do, to make this vote into a legislative reality. There are already dark conservative forces conspiring to roll back anti-discrimination laws here so that people can refuse to serve ‘gays’.