Now Margie Abbott comes out for gay marriage
If my post yesterday didn’t convince you that the Liberal Party is rapidly heading in the same direction as Labor on gay marriage, then there’s probably not much that will open your eyes.
But here is one last shot.
Tony Abbott’s wife, Margie, has today said that she is open to debate on gay marriage, stating that she believes love and commitment should be recognised.
While I dispute that there is much love in a relationship that hurts spiritually, physically, emotionally and eternally, it’s obvious that she disagrees. Even Tony’s family are pushing him to the brink on this issue and considering he’s abandoned Catholic teaching on abortion and a range of other issues, one can’t help but feel he’s on the way to doing the same with gay marriage.
And remember, for all those who might say that Tony Abbott can be against it while the Australian Parliament votes for it: Tony Abbott will be Prime Minister. He is responsible, more than anyone else, for what passes as law. If he is really against gay marriage, as Prime Minister he can take measures to ensure it does not become legalised. And if those measures fail, he has no choice but to resign, or accept responsibility for the law.
Just the same as while he was Health Minister, he was responsible for overseeing a system that provided funding for abortion. He will take responsibility for that, sooner or later, whether he likes it or not.