It would appear that a million unicorns have accessed the server rooms at Facebook and Twitter and worked their magic all over them, resulting in a billion glorious, rainbow-filtered profile pictures.
Sometimes, when you are absolutely outraged by something, you have to take a stand. Even when the actual thing you are outraged about has no negative impact on anyone. Even when it doesn’t effect you personally at all. Even when it’s actually a good thing. Because, outrage is fun but misplaced outrage is the best kind.
My beautiful cousin Alicia (left) is an awesome person. She is smart as hell, funny and kind. She is studying at university, working and is a proud indigenous woman. She is also in a committed and loving relationship with her partner, Naomi (right)- I spoke to them a while ago on the subject of marriage equality. Like many people, Alicia left the small country town she grew up in to live elsewhere and study but still likes to keep up with the local news. So you can imagine her feelings on reading this opinion piece in the Area News. A similar piece was also published in Wagga’s Daily Advertiser written by the same Catholic priest.
Vote #1 Marriage Equality
So, it’s Election Day, and most of us will be visiting the polling booths today and numbering a box, or boxes, deciding the fate of this fine country. I want to ask you, for just a moment, to put aside some of the issues surrounding this election. Put aside our thriving economy, the fate of penalty rates, education policy, the two interesting men striving to lead us and take a moment to think about a very real human rights issue facing a number of Australians who are currently denied a basic human right under Australian law.