Homophobia in politics

Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, thinks that legalising same sex marriage would make Australia seem “decadent” to the rest of Asia. How very convenient to make such a ridiculous comparison, especially since Australian politicians have selectively chosen to see Auatralia part of Asia only on some respects, such as to strengthen trade, but not when it comes to fulfilling international obligations on human rights abuse, including our (mis)management of asylum seeker policies.

This is just one of several nonsensical arguments recently trotted out against marriage equality, including another White, cisgender male politician arguing that equality would lead to polygamy (not to mention his earlier argument that homosexuality is like beastiality).

The lengths that Australian politicians will go to oppose basic human rights is astounding.