Ed Space November 11, 2017: May we be greeted next week by a ‘big gay rainbow’

Wednesday will  tell whether there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

The ABS will release the data on Wednesday of the same-sex marriage poll. The Australian public will say ”yes” or “no”.

Frankly, the Australian people should never have been put in this position in the first place.

The people we elect to make decisions around the running of the country should have done exactly that.

Read more: UOW refuses to raise rainbow flag at Wollongong campus

Alas, what a basket case Federal politics has become as instead many scramble to find or hide where their parents were born. It is no way to run a country.

What was foreseen by many going into the marriage equality postal survey – which is exactly what it was – came true unfortunately.

The debate was bitter and divisive.

One of my favourite political speeches of all time was delivered by Kiwi Maurice Williamson while debating the marriage equality bill being introduced into New Zealand parliament.

In his ‘big gay rainbow speech’ which you can find on Youtube he says: *All we are doing with this bill is allowing two people who love each other to have that love recognised by way of marriage. That is all we are doing

“We are not declaring nuclear war on a foreign state. We are not letting a virus in which could wipe out our agricultural sector

Big Gay Rainbow Speech

“We are allowing two people who love each other to have that recognised and I can’t see what’s wrong with that for love nor money sir.”

Agreed Maurice.

Hopefully the sun rises on Wednesday and the Illawarra is covered in a ‘big gay rainbow’.

After all, love is love.

Read more: How the Illawarra MPs voted.

Read more: 10 Reasons I am Voting ‘No’.