Vote YES for marriage equality

Say yes to marriage equality in Australia
Say yes to marriage equality in Australia

Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie. Oi, Oi, Oi.  You know I love you dearly. You are my home. You give me and my family a great life and future. You are in general pretty good for your people. But this whole debate about marriage equality? Are you serious? You disappoint me in this matter.

Spending tonnes of tax payers money on a debate and campaign you could easily sort yourself. Now you can blame the people regardless of the outcome. You cause unnecessary hate, rumours, nasty talk and discrimination all around your beautiful country.

What happened with the fairness, equal rights, and freedom?

Why is marriage equality so important?

Marriage matters to Australian society. It is the secure foundation for loving, committed couples. No matter what gender. Everyone in our families, communities and country should be free to marry on those terms.

Currently, lesbian and gay couples are excluded from marriage. This means their loving, committed relationships are not treated the same as others, and do not have the equal status under the law.

Marriage equality will enrich the lives not just of gay people, but of the wider community: Family members, friends, colleagues and all other Australians. Think about the father who will be able to walk his lesbian daughter down the aisle. A 90-year-old grandmother who will be able to celebrate the best day of her gay grandson life at his wedding. Think about all the beautiful rainbow families. Children who have two mama’s or two papa’s who love them dearly. And our same-sex couple friends, who might want to experience the best day of their lives by committing to each other and celebrating love, just as we did on our marriage day. Every one has that right to happiness.

Marriage is about the commitment shared between two adult people who love each other and want a secure future together. Same sex couples in Australia should have the same opportunities for love, commitment and happiness as everyone else.

For parents, many  may have lesbian or gay children or grandchildren now or in the future. We want every child to grow up in a country where she or he can have the same aspirations for love, commitment and happiness. Where our children will be respected and loved for who they are and who they want to be.

Why do we say Yes to marriage equality?

Because we care. Because we are open-minded. Because it is a human right. Because we have friends around us who are the nicest people on earth, and they don’t deserve to be discriminated. They deserve Love, Respect, Fairness and equality, just as every other human being. They deserve the right to be able to experience one of the best days in their lives. Their wedding day.

I think choosing the person who you want to spend the rest of your life with, and marry them, should be treated like any other preference. A choice. Not a debate. I am a woman and I prefer a man to share my life with and not a woman. That is my personal choice. My taste. My preference. Just as I prefer Pink over Green. Champagne over Beer. Dogs over Cats. Road trips over Train rides and Sushi over Pancakes. It is a choice.

Other people like being with someone from the same gender. Just as they prefer Green over Pink, Beer over Champagne, Cats over Dogs, Trains over Road Trips and Pancakes over Sushi.

What is the difference between the 2 people? Nothing! Are they equal human beings. Yes. And damn, I am happy that people are different and make difference choices, otherwise the world would be boring as hell, and there would be no Champagne or Sushi left!

Why would you say NO to marriage equality?

Let me get this straight. Everyone is obviously free to express their opinion, regardless of the outcome. But personally I never really got it that people are against marriage equality. And most of the time people come up with some bullshit reasons.

I mean why? The words GAY MARRIAGE doesn’t make any sense either. It is just MARRIAGE.

If you are a man and a woman marrying each other, you won’t write down on your wedding invitation ‘ you are invited to our HETRO marriage’ … do you? Or do you buy a HETRO car? Or do you buy HETRO clothes?

Why would you put a mark on those things, while they are equal for everyone.

Is it about your beliefs? That the bible said a man should ‘ traditionally ‘ marry a woman, and have children? How many man and woman couples these days decide to have no children by choice ?! Are they wrong?  Two men or two woman can have children by adoption or surrogate mothers. So this doesn’t make sense. And tradition? Hello! It is 2017, we are not living in the Ice age anymore.

If you want to vote NO, ask yourself one question: Does it change my entire life?

When I did my research and heard other people in the past talking about marriage equality, I was shocked what I heard, and even more when I bumped into this website, who are obviously against marriage equality. Here are some statements they made:

The injustice of marriage equality. Stealing from a child. All relationships matter. But not all relationships are marriage. Marriage is ensuring that children are conceived by a mother and a father committed to raising them in the stable conditions of a lifelong relationship. Marriage gives every child a mum and a dad. Gay marriage makes that impossible.

Get the popcorn ready, there is more…

Children are forced to be missing out on a dad. They have no right to the natural family structure and simply exist for the satisfaction of adult desires. Or gay marriage means an increase in motherless children.

Complete bullshit if you ask me. Many married man-woman couples don’t even want children these days. Many married man-woman couples abuse, neglect, hurt, bully and use their children. Many people divorce these days and leave their children behind. Many couples have children without even get married.

Marriage doesn’t give every child a mum and a dad. Some children are even better of without their mum and dad.

There are millions of worthless and loveless marriages between man and woman, all because they to scared to come out for their sexuality. Because they got disrespected and bullied when they do. Don’t you think a child will feel it when one of their parents is not happy? Don’t you think a child is much happier with 2 loving parents, regardless of their sex, than with a mother and a father who aren’t happy in their relationship and life?

And yes children exist for the satisfaction of every parent, regardless of the family structure. As a couple you choose to have children or you don’t. That is a choice you make as an adult. A kid never chooses to be born or not and never have any influence in the family structure. Imagine having your 20 week ultrasound and the doctor tells you: Everything is alright, It is going to be a boy and he doesn’t want 2 mothers.. HAHA Sorry but what a joke!

You get my point?

Here are a few really good words I read the other day on a friends Facebook page: You are voting YES for marriage equality to grant the same respect, dignity, legal recognition and next of kin status to same-sex couples; the same thing opposite sex couples have now. Nothing more than that. If you believe gay people are your equal, you will vote “Yes.” If you believe you are better than they are and that they should continue to be discriminated against, simply because of the fact that their partner is the same gender as they are, you will vote “No.”

The say NO to marriage equality campaign

As many of you Australians are aware the say NO to marriage equality campaign has launched its campaign together with two new ads, the most recent of which doesn’t even mention marriage. They know that the only way they can win is to talk about everything but marriage because, the Australian people have long made up their mind on the single issue of whether two people, regardless of gender, should be able to marry.

The No to marriage equality campaign has used deliberate lies and unrelated issues to confuse people. They have nothing to do with marriage at all.

Australian businesses support marriage equality

We at www.woodyworldpacker.com are proud to announce that we and almost 2000 other Australian Businesses support marriage equality.♥
 
We recognise that diversity makes workplaces stronger and more successful. We support the right of everyone regardless or their parter choice to work and live in environments free of prejudice and discrimination, enjoying the essential freedoms experienced by every single other Australian.
 
We believe that each rights and liberties are critically important. They are essential in the creation of a healthy, harmonious and open society. An equitable society, free of discrimination, allows Australians to be as happy as they can be.
 
The Australian people are increasingly supportive of marriage equality, with a recent study showing 72 per cent believe same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. We agree.
 
Globally, over 20 countries have passed laws to allow same-sex marriage, including the United States of America, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Great Britain – which did so with lower support for marriage equality than Australia is seeing right now.
I am proud to be from the Netherlands, which was the first country in the world years and years ago, who was open to marriage equality. Did it change the world? Did the world come to an end? No! Did the Dutch people become miserable, depressed and sad? No. Dutch people are in fact one of the most open-minded people in the world.
 
Equality works; Discrimination does not.
 
We respect everyone’s opinion in this world. But think again before you think of voting NO, before you even know what you are actually voting for. 
When you vote Yes, would the world come to an end? Would it affect your health? Would it effect your marriage with your partner? Would it effect your children? NO, it simply wouldn’t.
 
If you are reading this and voting NO, tell me your opinion in the comments below. If you are voting YES, share this article and the love for human rights. 
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I posted this article to shine a light on my opinion in regards to marriage equality. As every other article on my website, this is solely based on my own opinion.
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