Sunday, 21 August 2011

Learning to Deal... With Politics

Okay... I realise that most of the posts I do are practically just me whinging... and This is going to be no different... haha sorry guys! But in my defense this is legitimate and something I've been thinking about for a while now...

As a homage to Family Guy, I will entitle this: 'What Grinds My Gears' ;)

Ever since NY legalised same sex marriages, my mind's been kind of working overtime trying to figure out what the fuck the Australian government is doing to follow America's example in the human rights department. I've determined that they're doing fuck. all.

After a little research (thankyou Wikipedia) I discovered that every single bill to get same sex couples the right to marry have been either suspended indefinitely or outright rejected. In the state I live in, Queensland, the most I can hope for is a 'de-facto' relationship... not even a domestic partnership. Plus, marriages performed overseas aren't recognised in Australia because of a bill passed in 2004 redefining the term marriage to specifically exclude same sex relationships.

I may not be in a relationship at the moment, but just thinking about the blatant bigotry these bogan backbench bureaucrats are showing really pisses me off for everyone that is put in such a difficult position by fellow Australians. What the fuck happened to the laid back, easy going, multicultural Australia I knew growing up? If we're so tied to America as a political power and a social influence, why aren't we taking a leaf from their book and legalising shit that ought not to have been prohibited in the first place? If all men are created equal, why do we have to continually petition to get what should be ours by default? grrrrrrrr...

Sorry guys, I'm not usually so politically driven, but as I said earlier, it's been gnawing away at me for a while and I wanted to write about something real for a change... for everyone, rather than me bitching about my life specifically... even if you're not from Australia... ;)

Talk soon :)



  1. I agree and I can understand that it is upsetting. Why do you think this is? Is Australia very religious? Btw, I love the picture.

  2. Hi BJ!! I just saw your blog listed on GR so I decided to come check it out. It's late here so I'm gonna start reading posts tomorrow. Glad I found you here! :D

  3. It's frickin ridiculous and undermining and unfair and just damn wrong. NZ has Civil Unions - where both partners (of the same sex) are granted all the same rights and privileges as legally married (opposite sex) couples. So WHY DON'T THEY CALL IT MARRIAGE THEN!!! Makes me so wild grrrrr!

    Hi BJ *waves* We 'met' at Goodreads. Sorry for just bursting onto your blog with my forked tongue :P This kinda stuff just makes me mad.