In Australia the federal government has taken the very brave stance of showing they are completely unable to do their jobs in representing the people of Australia by holding a Marriage Equality plebiscite. Which is basically a no-commitment Survey, which binds no party to any action whatsoever. Geniuses.
I'm obviously voting yes, but some people are voting no.
Voting no is just wrong. It hurts people. It treats people as something less than people. It says their ability/ need to love is less than. Hell, it turns people into Us and Them again, and we know how that works. Please rethink it. People on the LGBTQIetc. deserve the recognition of love, commitment, honour, love, dedication, devotion, love, love, love. Marriage is a western ideal for joining people in mutual respect, support and love for as long as they live in same. That's not a straights-only attribute.
I'd love to talk to anyone who thinks they should vote no, as I think you need to talk through it more. Hell, I'll talk to those suffering through the indignity of this plebiscite if it'll help. As a steampunker/ steampulper I think it's our duty as history-adjacent visionaries to apply our thinking to reality where it's possible. And equality is a goal that we CAN reach.