April 27, 2004

And we thought the U.S. had the most homophobic leader.

Aussie Prime Minister John Howard made a strong bid to grab the lead from Dubya when he said that overhauling Australia's Marriage Act to ban same-sex marriages isn't targeting lesbians and gay men. The case seems for targetting seems pretty clear to us, but then we're just a lezzie yank magpie.

"The proposal would be to simply insert a definition in the Marriage Act which gives formal expression to what most people regard to be the case - and that is marriage, as we understand it in Australia, is between a man and woman," Mr Howard said.

"This is not directed at gay people. It's directed at reaffirming a bedrock understanding of our society."

So if a 'bedrock understanding' of Aussie society is bigoted and homophobic, the PM isn't being bigoted and homophobic if he endorses that understanding?

Our brain hurts.

Via Sydney Morning Herald.

Posted by Magpie at April 27, 2004 09:35 AM | GLBT | Technorati links |