Australia: Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Thinks Australia Looks Silly For Blocking Marriage Equality Progress

Written by scott on April 24th, 2013

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert DoyleAfter New Zealand overwhelmingly passed a marriage equality bill this last week, Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle, thinks Australia is falling behind the times. Gay Star News reports:

When host Neil Mitchell mentioned that France has legalized gay marriage and asked the Lord Mayor what he thought about it, Doyle said: ‘I’m absolutely for it. I think we’ll look back in ten years time and say, “what was all that about?”. Doyle admitted that years ago he wasn’t ‘mad about the word marriage being used’ but now he thinks ‘what does it matter?’ He said: ‘If two people find each other, love each other, form a strong family unit, that’s good for everybody and good for the community.’

This follows the Australian opposition leader’s comments last week but the party might allow its members to vote their consciences on a future marriage equality bill. Progress, perhaps?

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