Australia has many fine traditions. Water fights and backyard cricket at Christmas. Eating too much at lunch on Easter Sunday. In Victoria, there’s the sickie on the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day. In a busy world, these traditions are about creating opportunities for us to come together as families.
Marriage Equality does not undermine or diminish our concept of family. It enlarges and strengthens it. It would encourage more Australian couples to stand before their loved ones and promise to spend the rest of their lives together. That can only be a good thing.