But there are other questions that are also left hanging. They said the issue should be decided by parliament, which could in theory to legalize same-sex marriage at any time. For Christian Nationalists, legalized gay marriage would represent a defeat for their religion in the fight to define the boundaries of American culture and law. It is time for Australia to enter the twenty-first century and embrace marriage equality, so that we can truthfully claim to be a country that respects the rights of LGBTI people. We are unlike chimpanzees and all other primates in that regard. Since then, the highest federal court in the country has weighed-in on about a dozen other LGBT rights—related
The ruling was a culmination of decades of struggles, setbacks and victories along the road to full marriage equality in the United States.
First, the astonishing rapidity with which gay marriage has gained legitimacy in the eyes of the courts, the media, the entertainment industry, and a large segment of the public owes a great deal to the academy. In the end, this belief is simply incorrect. These include the right of one partner to make medical decisions for the other and the joint ownership of a home or other property. It deals with a question of basic social relations within and between generations and I find it perfectly sensible that advocates and critics of gay marriage should both see it as a matter of urgent concern.
Speaking prior to Thursday's landmark result, Tiernan Brady, executive director at the Equality Campaign, told CNN that the decision to hold a postal vote was about "the world of politics, not the Australian people.