"We've done the research and it's a landslide.
A GetUp-commissioned Galaxy poll last weekend reveals a whopping 71 per cent of Australians, including 63 per cent of Coalition voters, believe same s-x* couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples in de facto relationships.
These results should make all Australians proud. Yet on Friday, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission released its year-long inquiry into same sex discrimination which reveals that discrimination remains ingrained in 58 pieces of federal legislation.
From superannuation and workers' compensation to Medicare, tax and pensions, Australians are treated like second-class citizens purely on the basis of their sexual orientation."
Thank you John Howard, your prejudice about gay pride is still enshrined. Unfortunately little Kevie doesn't seem to be much better and I can't see a pay rise getting the kind of politician that anti-discrimination needs.
You can sign the petition here http://www.getup.org.au/campaign/EqualBeforetheLaw
UPDATE: 15,039 signatures so far, click the link as we're aiming for 20,000