Friday, February 08, 2008

PLEASE EXPLAIN


Robert McClelland, meet the eyes of Miss Charlotte Pilgrim-Byrne and give a damn good reason why you don't agree that her mothers can have a ceremony for a civil partnership or even a marrriage.
Federal Attorney Robert McClelland thinks the ceremonial aspects of the proposed ACT Civil Partnerships Bill are "inappropriate".
ACT Attorney-General, Simon Corbell said the territory would not back from its plans to allow gay couples some form of ceremony.
"We will stand by our commitment to our community for the legal option for a ceremony - that is our position," Mr Corbell told The Australian.
The Rudd government has previously opposed gay civil unions and prefers a system of state-based relationship registers. Mr. McClelland declined to say whether the government was prepared to override territory legislation if the ACT defied the Commonwealth and passed the bill.
Don't stuff it up Kevvie, Miss Charlotte will be a voter before you know it.

14 comments:

Lord Sedgwick said...

Silly old fart faffers like McClelland will never get it.

One day they'll be staring into to their far too copious navels and be sayin' "Gee golly gosh when did all that stuff happen? Next thing youse lot'll be telling us is that sheilas have been given the vote!"

*Sighs*

JahTeh said...

Kevvie going to stuff it up all in the game of religion equals votes. I knew he would.

I owe you an email about Chez Strathmore but I have a suggestion, can we go to Fleetwood's place? He'd welcome a few dozen Oz bloggers to keep him warm.

Brian Hughes said...

I hate to say this, but for once Old Blighty seems to be lightyears ahead of the great orange continent as far as civil rights are concerned. We've had gay marriages over here for a while now (well...most of the Anglican bishops were gay, so it seemed a bit hypocritical) and, to the best of my knowledge, there's been absolutely no objections whatsoever so far. Apart from Elton John's marriage, of course...but he's just objectionable anyway.

As for coming over to my place, there's always a fire in the hearth (the cat objects if there isn't), a crumpet on the hob (we really will have to get round to cleaning it off one of these days) and a half empty bottle of whiskey from ASDA doing the rounds, so you're more than welcome to join us in our snowy wonderland...even the gays and lesbians, just so long as they're married and not living in sin, of course.

Jayne said...

Given that Oz usually runs at least 20 years behind the UK, she'll definitely be a voter before it happens GRRRRRRRR.

Bwca said...

Isn't C.P-B just absolutely lovely. What a fabulous expression.

JahTeh said...

There you are Sedgers,I knew he would be a welcoming us to the luxury of Hovel de Hughes.

It's such a small thing Jayne, a ceremony for family and friends. As for the sanctity of marriage, it didn't stop mine from going off with a blonde after 30 years.

bwca, M'Lord's granddaughter and Miss C are running head to head in the cute stakes.

Ozfemme said...

Must. Take. Eyes. Off. Baby. Ovaries. Hurting....

Mikhela said...

How can they stop us having a CEREMONY?

I'm going for the big frocks and whitegood presents regardless of whether it's legal.

So there.

R.H. said...

Hullo darlings (and baby), hallelujah I'm a bum!- hallelujah, bum again!- hallelujah givvus a handout to revive us again...

That last bit is an old Great Depression song I heard in drunken reminiscences during my childhood. Yes I was raised by drunks -extraordinary when you consider my erudition nowadays, but I was always wanting erudition: born like that. All my siblings are Worthless, fancy that, but in every junk family there's a professor, the Lord Jesus Christ makes sure of that. Or there'd be no Christ.

The proof darlings is in the pudding: full of threepences and sixpences, and I am there cuties, a bent coin.

ROBBBBERT!!!!!!

Lord Sedgwick said...

Possums (and Nappy Ollington), remind me never to play two-up with with ROBBBBERT!!!!!!

JahTeh said...

It's okay Bella, the birthday sleepover and Noise wanting his share will stop the hurting.

Mikhela, go for the big ceremony and never mind the whitegoods, I like the pinning of money on the wedding dress bit.

Robbert is right on the money again because there couldn't possibly be two of him in any family.

M'Lord, don't play scrabble with him either.

Lord Sedgwick said...

Shall take that advice on bawd, but (as you know) he does play a mean game of nude Twister.

JahTeh said...

Thank you M'Lord, nothing like the images you conjure to take my mind off mother.

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