||[Apr. 2nd, 2006|01:06 pm]
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My god, the federal Labor Party is crap.
I really admire Jon Stanhope for trying to get this civil unions legislation through here in the ACT, even if Howard does ultimately override it. I've just been reading an interesting blog post from Tasmanian activist Rodney Croome where he (quite fairly in my opinion) compares this to Gavin Newsom's act as Mayor of San Francisco, which made same-sex marriage an issue in North America like never before. I'm hardly surprised that the Liberals are engaging in bastardry over it, but I wish I was surprised at federal Labor's response.
Shadow Attorney-General Nicola Roxon was forced to comment on Stanhope's bill this week, and managed to get through the entire thing without once saying any of the words "gay", "lesbian", "homosexual", "marriage", "discrimination", "prejudice", "same-sex" or "homophobia", instead doing a Bjelke-Petersen and going off on a tangent about industrial relations. Every time I think Labor might have regained some semblance of a social conscience, they do something bizarre like this.