The Canberra Times informs us that the Greens are going to try legislate a “ceremonial aspect” for gay and lesbian civil unions.
One can only suspect they’re doing this to present the spectacle of the Labor government at the commonwealth level giving it the kibosh, with possible bonus stupid statements from the Liberals. In short it probably won’t get up, but it will make the Greens look good so why not give it a whack?
If we were starting from scratch we wouldn’t have a legislated “ceremonial aspect” for anyone’s civil union / marriage. But if we’re stuck with it, and if people insist on making their friends listen to bad poetry written by their fat friend, then I guess it should be open to everyone.