The Australian Christian Lobby’s recent video which aims to try and protect marriage from same-sex couples, I believe, is a visual representation of the waning support for the so-called traditional definition of marriage.

The video does nothing to help their cause. It only strengthens ours. It shows a small group of people talking about how they want what ‘they’ want. They even express ignorant and selfish views.

Asking that we not change the law because it would make these people’s marriage feel less valid is offensive and selfish. It just reinforces that marriage is something special in society and our laws, and that furthers the pro-equality argument.

Australian Marriage Equality’s recent ‘I do’ video, on the other hand, represents what pro-equality activists have been saying all along — more and more people accept same-sex marriage as inevitable progress in our society.

While the ACL has a few people standing on a hill, we have Sydney Town Hall packed full of supporters, literally spelling out just how many thousands of people support our community.

The ALP National Conference is less than a month away. I can almost hear the whip of the rainbow flags down by the harbour. The eager look on everyone’s faces as PM Gillard’s party debates on whether the party’s policy on marriage should be changed.

This is our best chance. I truly feel we, as a community, are at our strongest.

Australian Marriage Equality, the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, and Community Action Against Homophobia have all played an amazing role in getting us closer to same-sex marriage.

In particular, Alex Greenwich, Senthorun Raj and Ben Cooper deserve a round of applause, as do all the volunteers, and anyone who came to any of the rallies.

Oh, and one last thing. ACL leader Jim Wallace thinks that if Julia changes her mind on same-sex marriage, it will break an election promise. Anyone get the feeling he is standing on his last leg?

By JESSE MATHESON

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