Australia’s voting population isn’t as divided on the issue of marriage equality as America’s; in fact, almost two-thirds of voters support it. But it’s also not seen as an issue of high national priority, and Australia’s Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, still claims that marriage equality would constitute an unwelcome change to the institution of marriage.
Into this context comes a new ad campaign from GetUp! Australia, an “independent movement for a progressive Australia:”
Possibly the sweetest marriage equality video to date.
Why does this video strike such a cord? Because it reminds us that marriage is about bonds that are forged with time and experience.
And that’s the message that we need to be spreading: gay or straight, love is love and commitment is commitment.