It appears that, depending on the polling method used, a slim majority of Australians support same-sex marriage but the issue isn’t a priority at the moment. It’s necessary to qualify this, as the issue has never been properly defined, in a transparent way, and the population’s understanding of the issue has never been adequately measured. Like many lobby groups promoting social change, those who advocate same-sex marriage aren’t doing much defining or measuring. There are strategic reasons for this; one is that they know the issue isn’t about anti-discrimination; it’s about symbolic gesture. A comparable analogy is whether or not…
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