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The Broderick Report is an attempt to beautify the soul of ugliness. Women in the Defence Forces strengthen Australian capitalism internationally and onshore. They reinforce the very system that condemns women to second class citizenry and postpone the days of real equality. More gender equality in the capitalist defence forces? No thanks.
Instead of being happy with winning a minor medal, it’s time for the ACT to go for same sex marriage gold, just as Tasmania is doing. ACT Labor and ACT Greens, the time has come to introduce same sex marriage laws in the Territory. Legislate for equality and equal love now.
Posted by John, November 12th, 2009 - under ACT politics, ALP, Australian Labor Party, Australian politics, Brendan O'Connor, Canberra, Canberra Greens, Canberra Labor, Equal love, Equality, Fighting back, Gay marriage, HowRudd, Howard, LGBTI, Labor Left, Labor Party, Resistance, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor.
Yesterday my local Canberra legislature made same sex civil partnership ceremonies in the Australian Capital Territory legally binding. This is not marriage equality but it is a step in that direction.
The 200,000 strong march for sexual equality was not just a turning point in the LGBT struggle. It kicked the door open for a civil rights movement for Equality Across America.
By marching for same-sex marriage on August 1 we forced Labor to acknowledge the issue, and we raised the murmurings of dissent that are rippling through society into a collective roar.