Dear Ms Gillard
I’ve never written to a politician before. I don’t really know much about politics so forgive me is anything I say is a little too simplistic.
I’m worried that you don’t have much time left as Prime Minister. Which is a shame, because I think you’re pretty awesome (despite the fact that I don’t agree with all of your policies). I think you’re strong, I think you’re determined and I think you’re gutsy.
But there are changes that need to happen in Australia. Changes which I fear will not happen if you don’t win the next election.
We need equal rights for all Australians.
This includes allowing same-sex marriage and allowing same-sex couples to adopt children (which is only legal in some of Australia’s states and territories).
Australians want same-sex couples to have the same rights as everyone else. I believe you can do something to make this happen. Stand up for your people! Do something memorable! Do something which will make people remember who you are and what great things you did when you were Prime Minister!
We all know an Abbott-led government will not allow same-sex couples these rights so if something doesn’t change soon, then who knows when it will change.
I do not believe in discrimination. Surely allowing one part of our Australian population to marry and adopt and telling the other part “Too bad” because of their sexual preference is discrimination? There will always be hateful people who say that allowing gay people to marry and adopt children will ruin the institution of marriage and family values, but I don’t believe that allowing more love into our communities is a bad thing.
Ms Gillard, please make the necessary law changes and let this happen soon, before your chance is gone.