But we hear that today from Adam Bandt the Greens cross-bencher who is moving to legalise same-sex marriage. Can't help but think that he's going to be disappointed!!!!
The Sydney Morning Herald headlines "Gay marriage bills make their ill-fated debut".
Strangely, Stephen Jones, Labor backbencher and member for Throsby, is moving a similar Bill.
Both Jones and Bandt seem to be what 1066 and All That (yes I am really that old) would call a 'good thing'...but apparently they are doomed to faliure.
Both Bandt and Jones are to be commended but they will be defeated by the various party machines. Both Labor and Liberal.
Let us not for a moment suggest that either party is really concerned about the issue. They are freaked, I would suggest, by their belief that the electorate won't tolerate it.
In a decade this won't be an issue, pity we can't be more pro-active