Jewish Parliamentarian Michael Danby should not tolerate any discrimination against gays

May 31, 2013

Yesterday Federal Labor MP for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby made this grand announcement on his Facebook profile:

20130530 Michael Danby Facebook post

Former West Australian Democrats Senator Brian Greig had this comment to make following the announcement of the proposed Anti-Discrimination legislation:

20130530 Brian Greig Facebook comment 1

and also this:

20130530 Brian Greig Facebook comment

I am absolutely disgusted (more than usual) with Michael Danby, a Jewish parliamentarian, spruiking a piece of bigoted legislation, claiming how wonderful it is and how better off we’ll all be and that we should be so grateful to him and his party.  All this from a man who only a few months ago abstained on a vote on marriage equality because he was under pressure not to support equality for gays, yet now changes his position because he knew the June 6 Adam Bandt vote on a marriage equality bill was going to be kiboshed and isn’t likely to come up again any time soon after the federal election.

And if a Jewish parliamentarian can promote such hateful legislation, wrapped up as love and light, despite it being a small step forward, then it sends out the message that it’s ok to discriminate against gays, even when you’re from a minority that has seen the worst persecution possible.

I am fed up with his arrogance and the arrogance of his party.

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Equal Love Rally, Melbourne, May 12 2012

May 13, 2012

Eight years after the Howard Liberal government introduced the delightfully discriminating Marriage Amendment Act (2004), we’re still rallying for marriage equality.

Magda Szubanski was guest of honour at the Equal Love Rally on May 12, 2012:

Magda Szubanski calling for marriage equality

Magda Szubanski calling for marriage equality

Carl Katter was there too:

Carl Katter

Carl Katter

Adam Bandt, Federal MP for Melbourne and Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens returned to speak out for equality:

Adam Bandt - Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens

Adam Bandt – Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens

Dear Julia, my partner Gregory and I have been in a relationship since November 2008. Gregory is a father of two. We want the right to get married. Why does the government not allow us to get married?

Julia, why can't Gregory and I get married?

Julia, why can’t Gregory and I get married?

Even gay zombies want to get married:

Even gay zombies want to get married

Even gay zombies want to get married

Enjoy the excitement of the day – photos on Picasa and Facebook.  View all my Equal Love Rally posts here.  Please contact me if you want to use any of my photos from this event.


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