June 21, 2006

The Gay Disease

Posted in discrimination, politics at 9:35 am by thelawthoughts

Right on top of things at the Pentagon, they are. Yes, their classification of mental disorders, which was re-certified as late as 2003, still classes homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Right. 

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June 15, 2006

Senate Denies ACT Marriage Laws (updated)

Posted in discrimination, law reform, politics at 5:50 am by thelawthoughts

The Senate has disallowed the ACT's controversial same-sex marriage laws, despite Gary Humprhies crossing the floor.

This is, of course, the latest round in John Howard's attempt to stamp out 'genuine discrimination' against homosexuals.

UPDATED: Andrew Bartlett's speech on the motion here.

June 8, 2006

Stop Pretending

Posted in discrimination, politics at 5:20 pm by thelawthoughts

Just a quick note to John Howard, who, whilst probably better at running a country than me, remains a git.

If you are going to have convictions, don’t pretend to the electing public that you can reconcile your convictions with what is the ‘politically correct’ thing to say. If you want to remove discrimination against homosexuals, don’t then turn around and say their relationships are less real, important, valued, legitimate [insert correct adjective here] than that of a man and a woman.

It is like saying ‘I don’t hate Aborigines but doesn’t it suck that they can get access to the same welfare benefits as white people’.