SSM – Same Sex Marriage Postal Votes revealed!

Well today has been the day that Australia finds out the results of the Same Sex Marriage postal votes! Yes or No?!

The only problem with whatever this result reveals, doesn’t mean that we WILL get same sex marriage equality…That’s why there has been so much contention with this Vote. Even if the majority is for Yes, doesn’t mean that the Government have to do anything…STILL!

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So pretty much even after the dividing the country for the last few months, instead of “just doing it”. Our politicians still don’t HAVE to make it happen. No matter the result.

All that said and done…

It’s a YES! YES VOTE WON!!!!

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Yes or No

I promise this is going to be my last Same Sex Marriage post, mainly because I think by now people have their minds pretty set. Guess What…Whether you agree with someone or not, they have a right to say what they think. We don’t actually have “Freedom of Speech” in Australia, we have an implied right to political speech.

Basically whether or not you agree with the other side, they have a right to say what they want, but you also have to accept the consequences of those actions. A lot of businesses for example have social media type clauses.

The situation frustrates me because the Government should have just let it happen. I swear, there would have been a few upset people but I truly do think it would have just died down after a few months. Other countries that have done it, are perfectly fine. So what is the problem?

Oh and if one more person brings up “paedophilia” for a reason to Vote “No”. I swear I will list every single Church since the beginning of time that have either been charged or investigated for paedophilia…George Pell anyone?

Here are some facts:

  • People had up until the 24th of August to register to Vote.
  • There is a very quick way to check where the closest post office box is to you. You’ll probably find that it’s actually within walking distance.
  • Your vote has to be back by November 7th.
  • It’s not a obligatory vote.
  • Probably the saddest fact that even if the majority Vote Yes…It still doesn’t mean that the Government have to let it pass, there will just be more of a possibility of it happening.
  • No matter what the outcome is…Gay people can already have children, whether it’s by adoption or surrogacy or…other. The outcome of this vote will NOT change that. Some people seem to still need to get this one in their heads.

Yes to a “Fair Go”

I wanted to start this post off by saying that I will be voting “Yes” for Marriage Equality is Australia.

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks regarding this topic, there are lot of people who feel like they are being pushed into saying “yes” so they are voting “no”. Which I honestly think is the LAMEST reason ever to vote for No for anything. Have a backbone, think for yourself. For all those people who are saying they are voting because they feel bullied into voting Yes…

How little respect do you have for yourself? I mean, truly, honestly?

You are really admitting that you care about what others/strangers thing? That you don’t have the respect for yourself to stand by what you think and believe. If these “libtards” and “left wingers” told you NOT to jump off the edge of the cliff and kept telling you not to do it…Would you do it, just to spite them?

I don’t really understand why someone would vote “No” and especially since I have seen no reason, legal or common sense wise, that has made me go “That’s a good point”. However, I do respect those people who are voting “no” and not because they were just trying to spite other people. They are actually standing to their own ideas, rather than following a crowd.

Think about it this way…If you’re voting “No” because the “yes” side have made you feel ‘silenced’ or are ‘mean’…Guess what genius…This is what homosexual people face EVERY SINGLE DAY! Except it far more extreme than you feeling attacked by strangers on Facebook. Gay people being discriminated and having to hear no every say, they face being kicked out by their families, possibly killed by a family member. Most gay people are killed by someone they know for being gay.

So sorry if I don’t feel sorry for you if you feel you are being attacked by the Yes side.

I have seen none of these attacking from the Yes side…Only once recently and I was so embarassed for them…Apart from that I’ve seen people who are trying to understand why people would think it’s alright to Vote No…All I’ve seen from the No side is that stupid video that actually had nothing to do with same sex marriage and more to do with safe schools…Which are two completely different subjects. I have had a tonne of ¬†vote no pamphlets in my letterbox. Let alone the disgusting hate speech through by the very far right Christians who are wandering up and down malls telling them that they are going to hell.

Gay people are attacked every day…Not once in a while…EVERY SINGLE DAY…They are literally dying by the hands of others, because of bullying and for fear of being outed.

So no, I don’t feel sorry for those who feel attacked on Facebook because people don’t agree with them. This is what gay people deal with every single day…Get over yourself, if you want to live in a country where gay people can’t get married. Go live in North Korea, or Russia. Since you seem think it’s okay to continually discriminate while crying “victim” because someone doesn’t agree with you.

Fair Go!