The Simbo/Simto gestalt posted the following as a comment but I thought it deserved more air.
Itâ€™s Timeâ€¦for Mateship!!
I think we should give up on Gay Civil Unions if that is too much of a threat to the fragile institution of marriage. We should model our relationships on a much more robust and virile institutionâ€¦. Mateship! We should pursue a Civil Domestic Mateship Act. Even the Prime Minister understands and even promotes the sanctity of mateship between two (or more) men. He will struggle with mateship between women and will probably assume we donâ€™t exist anyway.
Having celebrated your Domestic Mateshipâ€¦..and who is going to knock that? It will be so much easier introducing your dearly belovedâ€¦. No longer would we have to stumble over the proper form of introductionâ€¦no longer lover, partner, boyfriend, girlfriendâ€¦. How simple â€œMay I introduce you to my mate (insert name here)?â€ My mateâ€¦says it all, doesnâ€™t it? If you want to make it really clear you are â€™special matesâ€™ can give a big wink to whomever youâ€™re introducing your mate to.
We could even let the Prime Minister have his [way?] with a preamble to the Constitution. Enshrine mateship. We know what he really means 😉
C’mon Simon, why not give this a go and watch the tories squirm?