Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Howard's Wedgie

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Jon Stanhope hopes to prevent the Federal Government from vetoing the ACT's 'backdoor' effort to legalise homosexual marriage.

The ACT Parliament voted three weeks ago to allow homosexuals to enter into civil unions with almost the same status as marriage.

Prime Minister John Howard said it's 'plainly an attempt to mimic marriage under the misleading title of civil unions'.

Stanhope said he was angry and disappointed by the blocking move and:

...accused the Government of conjuring a "wedge issue". "The Prime Minister, I believe, is simply using another marginalised, disempowered group for his, I think, quite odious political purposes," he said.
Marginalised and disempowered? Give me a break.

The homosexual lobby has been pushing everyone else around for years and forcing their pathology on everyone from the American Psychiatric Association to toddlers at child care centres.

And if John Howard sees political mileage in coming down on the side of heterosexuals, it's because heterosexuals represent 99 per cent of the population and he recognises the majority of them believe marriage should be between a man and woman.

What's wrong with appealing to the majority? That's what democracy is supposed to be about.

-- Nick

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