Senator Lleyenholm says that we do not have to agree with it in principle. That we only have to tolerate it. That it is a human right to love the person of choice.
I have struggled with this in principle. Whilst I am a contrarian, and whilst I wish to explore as many human experiences as I can, much to the chagrin of some of my critics, I have intellectually briefly considered the notion of experimenting with the “gay sex” just to get the full gamut of life. It is simply not something that I can ever experiment with. The thought actually makes me feel a bit nauseated.
That is not the point.
The point is that some people, probably around 10% of Australians do it.
I accept that just as hetero-sexuality is my only option, so too is homo-sexuality their only option. Not just for sex, but for love. A universal human desire and need. This is an immutable fact.
I probably have many friends who are gay. I only know of one or two. Why is it that I should be permitted to deny their needs?
I therefore support a conscience vote of our Federal Parliament on the issue of Gay Marriage.
I exhort our politicians to vote – not because they support homosexual marriage – but on the basis that they should not deny other Australians the no-harm relationship commitment of their choice.
John Bolton 30th April 2015