You didn’t think it was going to be that easy, did you? After earlier reports that conservatives in the Coalition, anticipating a victory of the Yes campaign, had been prepping their own same-sex marriage bill, The Australian has landed some intel about what said bill actually contains. For whatever reason, the bill anticipates there will be an absolute deluge of civil lawsuits against people who refuse to bake gay wedding cakes. It offers protection to those who provide services for weddings, like “florists, bakers, hotels or function centres,” but only as far as their services relate to same-sex weddings. For example, a florist could refuse to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding, but they couldn’t refuse to sell flowers to an LGBT-identifying person generally.
November 13 / Pedestrian