This morning, Karl Stefanovic used his national platform to rally against the government’s inaction.
Following on from the Liberal Party’s secret meeting on marriage equality, Stefanovic pushed for action. Literally, just some show of leadership from the nationally-elected leadership party.
The issue of legalising marriage equality has been heating up recently. A pro-equality Liberal MP refused to comment on the issue, a commmunity of legal professionals led by Gillian Triggs pushed for a change to the Marriage Act, and international thinkers have been called in to slam our current system.
Stefanovic’s rant starts off strong, describing Australia as a country “governed by fools” with a government “ironically incapable of leadership”.
His primary issue is with the lack of decision-making and representation of national interests. The postal vote plebiscite supported by the Liberals won’t really result in anything, and a pro-equality verdict won’t necessary bind politicians to change the Marriage Act.
“A non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote is complete BS” Stefanovic explains, “Let’s do this simply, confidently and compassionately…why are we stopping people from loving each other? In a world where we should be celebrating love over hate, this decision is a no brainer”
“So I implore them to do it. Vote in Parliament. Say ‘yes’ to gay marriage, and let’s live happily ever after.”
"A non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote is complete BS… Pull your fingers out in Canberra and get on with it… In a world where we should be celebrating love over hate, this decision is a no-brainer." – Karl Stefanovic
Posted by TODAY on Monday, 7 August 2017
The sentiments have been supported by Australians who demand action.
Karl Stefanovic nails it https://t.co/qCvDog5QlA
— The LGBTIQ+ Corner (@LgbtTsn) August 8, 2017
Prime Minister Karl Stefanovic has spoken.
— Scott Keenan (@scottkeenan) August 8, 2017
Karl Stefanovic just went postal over the government's same-sex marriage plan https://t.co/bil0MTHsqJ
— Franklin Ockey (@franklinoap) August 8, 2017
— tishmp (@tishmp) August 8, 2017
Intriguing (and excellent) that both Karl Stefanovic and Alan Jones expressed support for equal marriage on the same day.
— Andrew (@egadheg) August 8, 2017