Labor’s Senator Pratt says that she is a lesbian who is in a relationship with a transgender partner, Aram Hosie. Hosie was born female and is now male.
Really? Is Pratt (probably unwittingly) insulting her partner by saying he is not really a man? Or is she leaving herself open to engage with other females (in which case she should probably identify as bi-sexual)?
Ah, the complexity of modern relationships.
Bernardi was wrong to bring bestiality into the slippery slope argument against gay marriage. A fundamental aspect of a marriage is consent, something that cannot be received from non-humans.
But all other forms of human relationships (provided it involves consent by those intellectually capable of giving consent) could potentially be included as a marriage. If it is unfair to homosexuals not to be allowed to marry, it is also unfair for trios etc. But I’m against gay marriage for other reasons.