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National Day of Action for marriage equality

By Passy - 3 August 2008 190

I went to the National Day of Action for marriage equality.  It was small – about 60 people – but lively.

My guess is that gay marriage is not that much of an issue for most gays, lesbians and trans gender people, or at least not enough to get them and in consequence supporters to a demo. 

Perhaps this is because they feel powerless against the forces of homophobia. 

What’s Your opinion?


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190 Responses to
National Day of Action for marriage equality
VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 9:21 pm 03 Aug 08

(bows…)

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 9:20 pm 03 Aug 08
johnboy 9:18 pm 03 Aug 08

boom tish…

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 9:12 pm 03 Aug 08

I only believe in gay marriage when both chicks are hot.

DJ 7:57 pm 03 Aug 08

“Perhaps this is because they feel powerless against the forces of homophobia.”

Bhah! Bollocks.

This subject means very little to many people and to those that it does – I think they are slowly walking away from you not making eye contact or any sudden movements.

Alchemy, now that’s a story of the government controlling society….

Headbonius 7:47 pm 03 Aug 08

Passy wrote “Perhaps this is because they feel powerless against the forces of homophobia.” as an observation on the poor turnout at the rally.

Here is an alternate view – perhaps they just couldn’t give a shit, like me.

I-filed 6:59 pm 03 Aug 08

The speaker said she is relying on Generation Y to get activist on the issue! Anyone know enough Gen Yers keen on anything beyond their own trip up the corporate ladder to build up critical mass on this issue?

Mælinar - *spoiler 6:39 pm 03 Aug 08

*there is now way I’m playing the ball on this thread* – pun intended hehe.

Passy – can you clarify what you expected the turnout to be ?

I’d not be surprised if your numbers were bolstered by the Deb Foskey rentacrowd usuals either.

P.S. Tonight is S04E04.

johnboy 6:33 pm 03 Aug 08

Yeah sure,

Just remember to play the ball and not the man.

Boy is it getting us some interesting googleads of the sort we’ve never had before….

Mælinar - *spoiler 6:31 pm 03 Aug 08

JB – Do you seriously want us to comment on this thread ?

sepi 6:25 pm 03 Aug 08

Also – when the Chief Minister was unable to enact Gay Marriage, it seems unlikely that a rally will achieve it.

Good on you for standing up for what you believe in though.

simbo 6:17 pm 03 Aug 08

Well, yeah, in my case it’s definately a dislike of socialists and their random rants.

Look, I understand socialism is all very sexy and exciting, and it’s a lovely way to meet other enthusiastic young activists at afterparties, but when you’re a 34 year old home-owner (as I am), I’d rather meet people who’s idea of foreplay isn’t to tell me about the fundamental wrongness of capitalism…

el 5:27 pm 03 Aug 08

Perhaps it was just fear of long-winded rants about capitalism, christianity and Roman history?

Jonathon Reynolds 5:23 pm 03 Aug 08

Video from the event is now up on the CanberraVotes.com website:
http://www.canberravotes.com/2008/08/canberra-civil-unions-rally-02-august-2008/

johnboy 5:23 pm 03 Aug 08

Or maybe not all gays and lesbians identify themselves solely by the sexuality?

Or perhaps gays and lesbians, being in large part higher income earners (if for no other reason than they usually don’t have to cover the costs of children), aren’t so keen on pseudo marxist “National Days of Action”?

No lets blame it on fear and oppression.

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