Monday July 6, 2020

Off Message

If a republican leader can shake the hand of Queen Elizabeth II, surely we can legislate for gay marriage, writes Jennifer O'Connell.

7th July, 2012
Legislating for gay marriage sends a strong signal about where we, as a society, stand on the marginalisation of people because of their sexuality.

When we look back, a decade or two from now, and try to recall why it was we put off legislating for gay marriage for so long, where will we lay the blame?

Because that day will come, in much the same way as the day came for a republican leader to shake the hand of the British Queen.

It will come, just as the day came when we woke up and discovered we no...

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