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Is 2016 the year that Australia achieves marriage equality? Here are nine reasons why it'd be a good thing.
Patrick Campbell

13 Jan 2016 - 11:11 AM  UPDATED 13 Jan 2016 - 11:11 AM

1 – So we don’t have to sit through anymore tacky “AME Roadmap” videos.

These are never great and we all know what is needed to make marriage equality happen in Australia. Unpolished production values are just anti-gay.

2 – So that our gay celebrities will stop getting married overseas.

So many of our talented exports are LGBT people and they deserve to marry their partners domestically and reap the celebrity mag windfall here - that's Australian! Imagine if we'd had an Ellen-Portia wedding extravaganza in country NSW?! And Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell shouldn't have to go to New Zealand to tie the knot - there are plenty of dinner theatre venues in Melbourne.

3 – So Australia can stop being the laughing stock of the world.

Seriously, we’re behind New Zealand on this. That’s embarrassing.

4 – Imagine the sales for Australian bridal magazines


5 – So Lee Lin Chin can give us wedding fashion advice.

6 – So that Canberra couple that are dead against marriage equality will get divorced.

Wouldn’t that just be so fun to see happen?

7 – So we can see how Pauline Hanson reacts.

I have a sneaking suspicion that she might have a meltdown on live TV or something. I think we could even start a betting pool for this one.

8 – Because gay guys throw the best parties.

A wedding is the best type of party (something gay guys are pretty good at), therefore gay weddings are the best of the best. That’s just simple maths, really.

9 – Oh, and because it's the right thing to do.