As I’m sure you know, the Marriage Equality Postal Survey has been tallied. And YES, the good guys won.
Which means all the work the YES team did was worthwhile. The long months spent trolling clueless old people on social media. Suffering constant eyeroll-related injury as the media went on a hunt for Australia’s most homophobic bakers. Thanking God every day that you weren’t born in Lyle Shelton’s body. Putting rainbows on everything in sight.
And now here we are, behind our nation’s LGBTQI community as they wait impatiently for their partners to propose. It’s been a horrific process for one of Australia’s most vulnerable communities, but now we can rest assured that our elected officials will listen to the will of the people and get this thing legislated ASAP.
The ACT led the “yes” vote with 74%, followed by Victoria (64.9%), Western Australia (63.7%), Tasmania (63.6%), South Australia (62.5%), Queensland (60.7%), the NT (60.6%) and lastly New South Wales (57.8%).
Thanks Turnbull (I guess)
Congratulations, of course, must go to the Turnbull Government for turning basic human rights into a sporting match. In the lead-up to the result, social media was flooded with those aforementioned rainbows like supporters flying team colours. Much as Richmond contesting the AFL Grand Final all over again.
“They have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly Yes for marriage equality. As a result they voted yes for fairness, yes for commitment, yes for love,” said Mr Turnbull.
“There will be stacks of people who will get married. Lucy and I have been asked to come to so many weddings next year when this goes through the Parliament,” Mr Turnbull said.
Now all we have to do is force those bastards in the NO camp to shut and crawl back into their holes while we sit by the letterbox waiting for our wedding invitations.
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