"Extra! Extra! Read all about it! MAN SENDS EMAIL TO OPPOSITION LEADER!"
Is this supposed to be a news story? Basically it amounts to the headline "Man sends email to Baillieu", which provides a rather flimsey opportunity for the Fairfax media to beat the gay marriage drum once more.
We have a State election coming up here in Victorian in November. As I have mentioned before on this 'ere blog, I am very impressed by my local member, James Merlino. A Catholic and a man of principle, he is also a minister in the current Labor Government, and this may be the first time in my life that I "cross the floor" and vote Labor. And while I am not particularly impressed by the present government, the paper today did contain two other bits of information. First, the "man sends email" article also contained the closing point that that "Premier John Brumby, like Prime Minister Julia Gillard, is opposed to same-sex marriage", and a separate article, "Euthanasia Debate Back on the Agenda", reports:
Premier John Brumby, who has long opposed euthanasia laws, said there were no plans for the government to re-examine the matter, or refer the issue to the law commission.That doesn't entirely reassure me, but makes me feel a bit better about my current voting intention.
Keep an eye on Western Australia today too - and a pray for their government. They are voting on Euthanasia legislation there today.