roadbikeRob saidNobody is dragging Australia into the America's domestic battles. The people of Australia are allowing right wing American influence shape your national public policy. It appears that Australia is having the exact same problems with a bigoted, conservative right wing as here in the US. That is very sad because I always thought that Australia was very progressive and gay friendly similar to Spain, Denmark, Canada, Taiwan, and New Zealand. Now I am hearing that Australia unfortunately has a lot of the negative, right wing elements in its politics and society strikingly similar to the US.
I can tell you as an Aussie fag. I feel safe and equal here in Oz. Albeit I am 6 generations born to Oz thus True Blue; the real thing, and newcomers born here and who come here, get more rights than I do, a True Blue Aussie; the real thing.
But sorry I don't feel discriminated, I feel equal! Sorry my 20 year relasionship has nothing to do with getting benefits, and so forth, because then I have to ask: "where is the love in that! Why would a piece of paper make us any better off or happier? How will it help pay the bills?
Oh and our Welsh born, New Australia Prime Minister Ms. Gillard, is left wing too, and not conservative, and I'm sure she will not back "gay marrage!" Civil Unions maybe. Conservatives in this county have done more for the advancement of oz, than the left wing have. All the left wing do is put us in debt by throwing money at friverles projects, then we have to vote in the conservatives again to get the bills payed off.
Sorry but I do feel some American's are trying to use us, too drag us into their domestic issues to advance themselves.