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19 August 2011 @ 10:54 pm
I have no words  
I can't begin to say how angry this made me. I sincerely hope Barnaby Joyce and co. are soundly defeated at the next election; this is not someone that I trust with running the country. In fact this is almost enough to persuade me to move to his electorate, just so I could vote against him.

Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce said his four daughters would be affected if same sex marriage was allowed.

"We know that the best protection for those girls is that they get themselves into a secure relationship with a loving husband and I want that to happen for them.

"I don't want any legislator to take that right away from me."


Because of course their only option in life is to marry gay men, and if they're marrying each other, then who is left for the Joyce girls to get hitched to? And everyone knows that without a man their lives are incomplete.

Full story here.
 
 
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byslantedlight: JJD headdesk (agentxpndble)byslantedlight on August 19th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
What?! Just... what?! I can't believe that someone not only still thinks like that, but thinks it's okay to say so out loud! I wonder what his four daughters think of his plans...
miwahni: Pros ani sighmiwahni on August 19th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
IKR? If I was his daughter I'd be reaching to slap him upside the head right now for even daring to THINK that I could only feel fulfilled once I'd got myself into a secure relationship. And let's not even start on the whole gay issue, and how redneck Joyce sounds. *sigh* And here I was thinking that we'd dragged ourselves out of the dark ages.
byslantedlight: BD Confront (enednoviel)byslantedlight on August 19th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
If I was his daughter I'd be rushing out to find a gay relationship no matter what, and making particularly sure that the media knew where we'd be at all times... And I'd make absolutely sure I'd never marry, whether I had any kind of relationship or not... stupid man...
miwahni: Pros ani sighmiwahni on August 20th, 2011 10:22 am (UTC)
I'm seriously hoping that one of his daughters comes out of the closet; I'd love to see how he runs with that.
entropy_houseentropy_house on August 19th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, that short statement is so full of fail on so many levels I'd be writing a novel to express my feelings on it.
miwahni: Firefly not taking you seriouslymiwahni on August 20th, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
Yep, layers of fail there. I found myself sitting here saying "but.. but..." and unable to be any more coherent than that. Where do you start?
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- ANGER (C&H)draycevixen on August 19th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)

If you could only see the depth of my "huh?" face right now I must look like a cartoon.

That statement is so wrong is so many ways I'm not even sure where to begin.

I think underlying it all though what makes me angriest, even angrier than anything else is the implication that being gay is a choice 'cos y'know, if you can't be in a same sex marriage then you'll come to your senses and marry someone of the opposite sex.

The encouraging thing I read in that article though was the end bit about the majority of Australians identifying themselves as Christians being in favour of same sex marriage, even if it is a close number. Here, you always here religion as an argument against it.
miwahni: Pros ani explain without slash hunter humiwahni on August 20th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
I think we're sharing the same face. Being gay is not something you can turn on and off like a tap, nor is it a choice. In what world would a gay man, who can't marry his partner, turn to a female for marriage? And why would he want his daughters in such a relationship?
It gives me hope, seeing that a majority of those polled are in favour of same sex marriage. We're not all ignorant rednecks. It broke my heart when one of my close friends, who's been with his partner for close to 20 years, commented that he didn't know whether he would marry his partner, if same-sex marriage was legalised; but he'd dearly like to have the choice to do so. Made me realise just how much I take for granted.