I wasn't always a gay whale. At one time, not even in the so distance past, I was as skinny as your sleekest otter.
But even a gay whale like me has rights. I fully support KRudd's change in gay laws, even if I don't understand them very well. I am more of your council botherer over rubbish bins type than a gay activist. In the nineteen seventies and eighties, I saw such huge changes in attitudes, anything more is just icing on the cake.
As for gay marriage........puuuuhhhllllease. Why would you want to.......but then I suppose, why shouldn't you be able to if you are silly enough to want to participate in this old religious custom?
Sister and the Bone Doctor had a good lawyer friend and Little Jo's birth certificate mentions three people. Ha, backfired on them. Now sister will have to be a kept Doctor's wife rather than a single mother on a government pension.
R is already ranting that he won't be able to receive a single pension. I try to point out that financially we will probably be better off by being a recognised couple, but I can't quote facts and figures at him, as I don't know and I cannot do it with conviction. Income tax thresholds, income splitting, Medicare safety nets are all things I hear, but I don't now how they will apply to us.
For thirty years we have been individuals in the eyes of the government. I have never had to know about joint stuffs.
Clearly if we had a child, we are about to be known as a family. But as a childless couple, can we still be a family? Can a childless hetro couple be known as a family? After all, in politics, it is all about families, especially working families. Hey, we work!
I really ought to put some effort into our finances and their complications and how the changes will affect us. Manyana. I am busy looking at the old longest Sydney tram route, to Ryde, and waiting for The Dummies guide to gay relationships, Australian edition, 2009.