So, in my last post titled '10 Dollars of Deep Contentment', we established that in my personal opinion, societal views towards same sex relationships have changed.
Particularly over the last several years.
We know this view can be extrapolated to the Australian population on a legislative level,
for example - Medicare, taxation, wills, superannuation, and social security.
As an aside, I remember how liberating and special it was for Kel and I to work out who was going to be numero uno on our Medicare card...
it ended up being me *smiles*.
I dug a little further and decided to hit the A.B.S. for some stats.
This information is as current as the last census in 2011.
I am keen to see the stats from the next one.
since 1996, there has been a growing, yet standard increase in same sex relationships.
Yet, despite this trend, coupled with a reasonable amount of public pressure for gay marriage, I ponder how many more months, years, before I can marry my Kel.
Probably not until Abbott is out of office.
Crossed fingers, there is no reelecting him.
I understand there is still quite a bit of negativity towards homosexuality.
However, it is almost as if it ‘those’ very people, the ones that frown upon 'our sort', are now the ‘same ones’ frowned upon by the majority who support gay rights.
I feel we are no longer the minority.
The out group.
Oh ... the bitter irony.
Here I sit in my super comfy bed, eating my gluten free, fat free soup, surrounded by two of my three fur babies and am gobsmacked by what has just occurred in the last 24 hours.
This post was saved under 'drafts' on my site here, until I could come back today to finish it.
My last sentence was 'The out group'.
The moment Kel told me Abbott is no longer our P.M.* I uttered a loud 'YESSSSS' and then 'now we will be able to get married. Who is in?'
Kel replied, 'Malcome Turnbull. You better see what is happening with the marriage situation online'.
I jumped onto Google and the first thing I discovered was that Turnbull is still aligned with Abbott's policies on climate change
So, there's my answer.
Particularly to all the souls who support gay marriage.