Equal rights for gays

Australia is in the middle of the federal election campaign and what is interesting is how neither major party actually is going to do anything to fix up the unequal situation that gay and lesbian’s find in Australia.

The following two youtube clips show the real difference that exists between New Zealand and Australia when it comes to gay rights. It is hard to believe that in the 70s women had to fly to Sydney for abortions but now gay and lesbian couples have to fly to New Zealand for a civil union.

Kevin Rudd ABC: Rudd raises eyebrows with gay marriage comments

John Howard of course has never supported gay marriage and unlike his National Party colleagues in New Zealand has never sent a letter of support to Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, unlike previous National Prime Ministers who have written letters of support to the equivalent Auckland Hero Festival event – including attending the Hero Parade.

John Howard Gay Marriage Scapegoat Kevin Rudd

NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark at the Big Gay Out 2007