Gay Marriage and the ALP Conference
If the ALP Conference goes for a conscience vote on gay marriage then I guess there will soon be a vote in Federal Parliament on a motion for gay marriage and the alternative, a motion for civil unions.
The motion for civil unions will get up with almost unanimous support.
Some advocates of gay marriage oppose civil unions because they think this will mean marriage equality will never be achieved, that is, the community will settle for civil unions and not take the next step. I disagree. After a few years of civil unions, the move to full marriage equality will happen effortlessly. Apparently this is the trend line in the UK, and I can see it happening here. Give it another three years.