@MajorRage said in Brexit:
Jeeze, there's a shock. It comes down as to whether or not you view same-sex marriage as homophobia or a political opinion.
The last thing I thought I'd ever do is defend Abbott twice in a week but the LGBTQI+ community should wish for more homophobes like Abbott.
Leaving aside the fact he is such a homophobe he has actually attended a same sex wedding and obviously has clear close relationships with several gay people, it was under his leadership where debate in the Liberal party room was opened up on gay marriage and where the Dutton plebiscite proposal was passed which directly led to the legislation being changed.
Contrasting him with Gillard, clearly held a personal conviction for SSM (she voted yes), but took a pragmatic hardline political position against it. She no is a darling of the left. Holding to a personal conviction despite the political consequences in the case of Abbott makes you a homophobe.
He is certainly no LGBTQI+ advocate but from a strictly moral perspective I would have greater issue with Gillard forcing the likes of Penny Wong to unconvincingly campaign against gay marriage for political gain than Abbott having his own opinions on the issues.