Open Letter to Our Liberal Warriors

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from: Doug Pollard
“Smith, Dean (Senator)” <>,,,

Hi guys

Firstly, a big thank you for standing up to the – I’d better be polite – to those who oppose equal marriage. Long may you continue to stand firm for Marriage Equality, where the law is exactly the same for everyone (to borrow a phrase, ‘God forbid’, that we should end up with Marriage Apartheid, driving a holy coach and Trojan horses through anti-discrimination law).
It seems we are approaching crunch time.
But then again, it has seemed like that so often before, only for people to fold under pressure at the last moment. I hope with all my heart that this time it will be our opponents, and not a single one of you.
The time for prevarication, plebiscites and paltry excuses is over. This time it has to be crash or crash through. No compromises are possible.
Please stay strong.
Best of luck!

About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)