For all the talk, the Federal Government could do its job and put a vote on marriage equality before Parliament.
Instead, they have committed to an archaic postal plebiscite on marriage – it’s going to cost $122 million, it’s voluntary, it won’t be subject to the usual protections which ensure our elections are conducted fairly and the result won’t even be binding on the parliament.
It is an unnecessary and shocking waste of public money. It is so depressing that our governments need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.
Notwithstanding that, it is important to sign up with Australian Marriage Equality, call your local MP, do whatever you can to make your voice heard. And make sure to encourage your friends and family to enrol to vote.