My Guess: Only the Pro-Gay Marriage Side Will be Funded by Mrs Vera West
Andrew Bolt has made stronger comments than I will make on this issue re: Malcolm Turnbull and his alleged promise to church leaders that the government would fund both sides of the debate. Thus, first, we hear that Mal denied that he made an “unambiguous” offer to fund both sides of the same-sex marriage debate to church leaders (The Australian, September 12, 2016, p. 4). He said that cabinet will decide whether the “Yes” and “No” cases receive tax payer support.
His current stated position (The Australian, September 13, 2016, p. 2), is that funding both sides of the debate would be “scrupulously fair”. Supporters of the “Yes” side worry that if things are “scrupulously fair” the “No” case might win. Hey, they know the meaning of “democracy” don’t they!
Bill Shorten has said that the success of a “No” campaign could see young gay people suicide, and would be an “emotional torment for gay teenagers.”
I, for one, do not like emotional blackmail and will intensify speaking to all who will listen to vote No, No, No!