Marriage equality: the euphoric result, the harrowing process, and why it must never happen again

10:05am EDT on Wednesday 15 November 2017: a moment in time I will never forget. The euphoria, the tears, the love, the relief. Australia had deemed us equal. Not a handful of politicians, not a small sliver of society – a whopping 61.6% majority, and a phenomenally high turnout rate. That moment in time will be one … More Marriage equality: the euphoric result, the harrowing process, and why it must never happen again

Marriage (in)equality: how conscientious objector clauses undermine same-sex marriage

It seems like we’ve reached that time of year yet again when the Coalition decides to implode over marriage equality. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called an emergency party room meeting on Monday to discuss the path forward for his party’s marriage equality policy: namely, the failed plebiscite plan. Some MPs have threatened to cross … More Marriage (in)equality: how conscientious objector clauses undermine same-sex marriage

Offending Christian religious sensibilities, but not others, is still an offence? The blasphemy!

Law-makers are notorious for their ability to forget to update or remove archaic laws that would likely cause a public riot if they were actually applied today. Various people and organisations over the years have spent a lot of time finding the most ridiculous of laws that people have simply forgotten exist: such as Direct … More Offending Christian religious sensibilities, but not others, is still an offence? The blasphemy!