Deputy Lord Mayor, Gary Singer, is trying to set up a gay partner register in Victoria. It’s the closest gay couples can get to marriage in this country, and it would be a great step forward in beating down homophobia (hopefully!) How it works is like this – couples register their relationship which is legal and moral proof that they are in a committed relationship. Our rival city Sydney has had their register up since 2002 – if Sydney is open minded enough to have a gay register – so should we folks!
Singer is going to put the proposal to a committee on Tuesday. – Let’s hope it goes through, though Australian Family council spokesman Bill Muehlenberg said ‘Australians’ support male-woman marraiges not same sex marriages. Well, I support gay marriages and shock horror! I’m not gay AND I’m Australian. People like Muehlenberg has to get used to new Australian views and values – we aint’ in the closeted 50s anymore Mr!