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Equal rights

Earlier today, I got an email from AllOut requesting signatures for this petition (the image from which I’ve stolen). Last week I got this email from Getup requesting donations to get a letter by a psychologist to the government run as an ad in a couple of major newspapers. The week before that, another email from GetUp wanting yet another marriage equality petition signed. Sometime before that, another AllOut petition to shut down clinics in Ecuador pretending they could “cure” gay people.

Marriage equality

I got Yet Another Email urging people “fighting” for marriage equality to inundate politicians with messages of support for same sex marriage. I fail at comprehending why this is an issue. We are in a country that supposedly has a secular government, supposedly is big on giving a “fair go”, supposedly tolerant of all “race, colour and creed”. It’s also supposedly progressive thinking. What we appear to have is a government that rolls over when religious groups and big businesses cry, throws money at people who want it and ignore the ones that need it, is cited globally as being racist, and cannot accept the fact that sometimes boys fall in love with boys and girls fall in love with girls.

Border protection

[imported from livejournal and backdated] A couple of weeks or so ago we received a mailout from Senator Judith Adams, Liberal Senator for Western Australia, Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate. There is one thing I hate above all else, and that is fearmongering. I am all for intelligent discussion and debate and being exposed to the many facets of a situation so that one can make an informed decision as to which side of the fence they are going to sit on so to speak.