marriage equality

The new ‘I Do’ ad for marriage equality

Remember how I wrote a post about the experiences of filming an ad advocating marriage equality the other day? Well, it’s out now from the good people at the I Do campaign. It features Mim, her family, and me, if you can spot us!

Hoydens About Town Hall

Mim, her daughter, her mother, and I spent a very, very, very long afternoon filming a new ad advocating same-sex marriage with Australian Marriage Equality and GetUp!. Let me tell you all about it. The organisers had kept the specifics… Read More ›

What gay marriage opponents have in common with gay French philosophers

Fear and bigotry exist for a reason, so I looked at their arguments a little more closely. And I amused to discover that, beneath the surface, the view that marriage-is-between-a-man-and-a-woman-and-a-man-and-a-woman-only can probably be made sense of by the work of a famously gay, leftie French philosopher. Michel Foucault.

In fact, when it came to the political logic underlying their arguments, Foucault and gay marriage opponents had a fair bit in common.