Latest video from the GetUp! campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia.

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    Nov 25, 2011 7:51 AM GMT
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    Nov 25, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    Great video, the best i've seen for marriage equality.
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    Nov 25, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    That's great, Good luck Aussies!
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    Nov 25, 2011 5:38 PM GMT
    funny i just saw this get posted on facebook too.

    i like it. they should've picked another guy as the partner tho cause he looks like major gavin newsom.... not that you guys know who major gavin newsom is.... anyways, great video.

    i hope you guys get it down there.
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    Nov 25, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    how i miss the scruffy face, naturally tanned and exotic accent icon_sad.gif
  • calibro

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    Nov 25, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    i can has?
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    Nov 26, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidfunny i just saw this get posted on facebook too.

    i like it. they should've picked another guy as the partner tho cause he looks like major gavin newsom.... not that you guys know who major gavin newsom is.... anyways, great video.

    i hope you guys get it down there.

    I hope we do too mate! icon_biggrin.gif

    EDIT: you weren't kidding... he really DOES look like the lieutenant governor of California! icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 26, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    I saw that on Facebook before and really liked it.
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    Nov 27, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    Sorry to be a Debbie downer, but gay marriage not gonna happen. When I was 18, I was sure it would happen by the time I'm 30. But with 5 years to go, chances are looking very slim.

    Support amongst the public grows year on year, and a clear majority (> 60%) now support either gay marriage or civil unions. But the political will to implement either from the two major parties is non-existent. This is especially true now with a hung parliament. The government does not want to spend the precious little political capital it has on a non-core issue that will certainly disrupt the current fine political balance.

    From a broader perspective, neither major party is willing to stand firmly behind gay marriage. On the left the trade union legacy still weighs heavily on Labor, and on the right the Liberal/Nationals rely heavily on the gray and especially the country vote. And with the political pendulum so finely balanced and tending conservative for the foreseeable future, no party wants to alienate the sizable minority that oppose gay unions.

    Still, it's not quite that bleak. Gay couples have been given many of the rights of marriage, even on things such as immigration which American gay marriages don't get. It seems Labor is okay with hush-hush on the down low appeasement, but doesn't want to say the words gay marriage, or even civil union.

    Btw, I noticed this video has been posted at least 7 times now, and still counting. Hopefully, it can make something of an impact on mainstream Australia too.