I’m sorry, Christopher Pyne. My inconvenient relationship has made an inconvenient problem for you and your Liberal Party frenemies this week.
In a most inconvenient turn of events, a tape was leaked featuring comments you made standing up for relationships like mine. All you said, in a private meeting with 200 moderates at Sydney’s Cherry Bar, was that they were in the “winner’s circle” and that marriage equality could happen “sooner than everyone thinks”.
Cue excitement, cue hope, cue the inevitable disillusionment we’re getting so used to these days.
If the government was the silent partner in my relationship, it’d be a constant state of mindgames and letdowns. Oh wait… it is the silent partner in my relationship. I have to keep on reminding myself that my 10-year relationship doesn’t deserve any fanfare.
It’s a shame, because I’d make an amazing groomzilla. But I digress.
Happy birthday to the most special guy in my life. It’s been nine and a half years since @nick_dtl walked into that house party and eyed me off (haha!). Well, that worked a treat! But really, you inspire me and other people every day with your passion for humanity, and the generosity of your heart. I love you like Mariah loves herself (‘cuz we belong together in this sweet, sweet fantasy, baby). #TBT
Your former leader Tony Abbott and bunch of other grumpy conservatives seethed with anger. Abbott called you “disloyal”. Malcolm Turnbull faced pressure to “dump” you as the Leader of the House, which is once again really inconvenient.
To put the icing on the (definitely not gay wedding) cake, Malcolm Turnbull was forced – FORCED – to reaffirm that yes indeed, marriage equality is just too bloody inconvenient to deal with right now. Oh yeah, and it’s Bill Shorten’s fault for blocking a plebiscite the very people it affects resoundingly don’t want.
And that’s all for expressing an opinion. What a sh*tstorm.
“I’m very sorry that my comments at an event last Friday have caused such a distraction for the Government,” said Pyne at a local branch meeting in Adelaide on Wednesday, according to ABC.
Mia Freedman sits down with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and asks him about our government’s stance on marriage equality. (Post continues.)