Monday, September 18, 2017

#itsabouttime #equality #rainbowrevolt..



Although Australia has had many world first breakthroughs, there is one area in which we are embarrassingly behind. The mural here by Reboot outside Little Lefroy's on South Terrace is relevant to events occurring in Australia right now. Over the next two weeks a postal survey nation-wide will determine how the general public feel about same-sex marriage, although 'either way the result is non-binding and still needs to be passed through Parliament'. Opposition from within the Liberal Party doesn't help. The mural has been regularly defaced over the years, possibly by the same homophobe each time. Fremantle residents came together with the artist and have had a protective film covering the mural so that graffiti can be easily washed off. Who knows, perhaps marriage in general will become obsolete in the future! Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...


26 comments:

  1. I guess I didn't realize that this was a battle Australians are still fighting. Even though gay marriage is legal here, there are of course the "so-called religious" groups who oppose it in such awful ways. And, we still have legislators trying to pass laws that make it easy for businesses to discriminate against gay couples. We have way too many people who spend their time worrying about how other people live their lives.

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  2. "Who knows; perhaps marriage in general will become obsolete in future!" NOW you tell me, Grace. After being married to the same man for 45 years. LOL! Seriously you write beautifully about all and any subject. Have a great day. Jo

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  3. Many countries have the marriage already. Hope so your country will be the next...

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  4. I would imagine it's the same homophobe. Probably lives within five blocks of the mural.

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  5. Everyone deserves equality. In my small area, equality is still hard to come by. A sad state of affairs.

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  6. Aye, sticking your willie up a man's bum requires equality, doesn't it.

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  7. I'm surprised. Ok in the USA, but not yet in Oz.

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  8. Years ago I worked as an insurance investigator. If, during an investigation, I learned that the applicant was a homosexual, he or she would be denied insurance.

    We've come a long way since then but have a long way to go. Unfortunately, it seems to be fundamentalist Christians who head the opposition based upon a very few biblical passages. What's rather funny is that they ignore many other biblical admonitions. For example, there are passages about following the religious law. Keeping the Sabbath was most important and those parents whose children neglected to keep the Sabbath were advised by God to kill those children. A famous Swedish bishop, Krister Stendahl, once said "The Bible is the most dangerous book in the world. You can find justification for almost any evil in the Bible."

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  9. Same sex marriage is old hat here!
    I saw a pile of "A Moveable Feast" in a bookstore today and thought of you, Grace! I hope you found one.

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  10. Already settled that issue here a couple of years ago. Really, its the 21st century and time to get on board. Hopefully it passes.

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  11. We are a bit of a world embarrassment.

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  12. i didn't realize there wasn't marriage equality in Australia. I hope it passes!

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  13. It may be legal in the U.S., but, as others have noted, it's not entirely embraced here. It seems hypocritical that if we're encouraged to love one another we can countenance judging whether everyone has a right to do so.

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  14. That's no longer a problem around here. In fact I've been a guest at a wonderful gay wedding, and honestly, it was the most fun wedding I've ever been to!

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  15. Interesting to see how it all turns out in the end. Great mural by the way, greetings!

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  16. Fingers crossed the majority votes yes, Grace! How sad and stupid are some people, why would one be afraid of homosexuals I´ll never understand!

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  17. It's a lifestyle that's definitely not for me, but I figure what anyone else chooses for themselves is none of my business.

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  18. The world is tough enough these days, let people be who they want to be.
    I attended my cousin's gay marriage a couple of weeks ago and there were all kinds in attendance and all had a wonderful time.

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  19. It is too bad that it has to be protected, but I'm glad it is!

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  20. Many couples in France seem to only get married after their children are at school age. Our neighbour said they only got married because they would have some great photos !!!! As you say maybe marriage is going to disappear in time who knows. I am glad though that I am married and have a great feeling of security. Hope you have a good week Diane

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  21. Human rights are hard to defend against narrow minded people who want to enforce their views on everyone. Glad the mural has been repaired after being defaced.

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  22. A simple idea that apparently drives some people mad. Perhaps will come a time when the expansion of human rights will no longer be controversial. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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