I’m not usually one to force my personal views and beliefs down a person’s throat, however when it comes to the conversation of same-sex marriage I am not going to shy away. Recently, conversations regarding the same-sex marriage plebiscite has arose again in the media, and now debate has sparked over making the ‘issue’ a consensus vote instead. I’m at the point of my young adult life where I have disassociated from the continual conversations about LGBT rights, because more than not we, as a community, are being denied these basic human rights. However, I feel now more than ever is a crucial point for the Australian LGBT community, and if the Australia Government again denies a mass of their citizens these rights, the result may be vital.
I was reading through a forum discussion regarding the plebiscite/consensus vote, where citizens were giving their views on what should be done to handle this conversation. Again, usually I steer clear of these forums because some of the comments made are completely hurtful and unjust, but this time I decided to delve in. I’m not going to bore you with all of the comments made, but to highlight just a few for you: one individual compared the importance of same-sex to electricity prices, another accused the LGBT community of being burdens to society and another went so far to say society would function better if LGBT individuals were not a part of it. Thank fuck I am a strong person who knows that I need to disregard these comments, because my worth as a human being is just as important as the people making these idiotic comments. But, for some people in the LGBT community reading these comments, they do not know their worth. They take these comments wholeheartedly and let it dictate their life.