Fri Jul 02, 2010
d) Family, relationships and marriage
For Julia Gillard the personal is all too political
A version of this article was published in the Age on 2.7.10.What reason could Julia Gillard possibly have for personally opposing same-sex marriages?
As Labor leader she can claim to be up-holding her Party’s policy against marriage equality, even though the Labor Party in her home state of Victoria has voted overwhelmingly to end that policy.
But as a “personal” stance, Gillard’s opposition to gay people marrying is inexplicable.
She is an atheist, so it can’t be because she believes God ordained marriage as a holy sacrament and condemns homosexuality as a sin.
She has no children, so it can’t be because she believes there’s an obligatory link between procreation and the right to marry.
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