“Indoctrinated minds so very often
Contain sick thoughts
And commit most of the evil they preach against.”
—Epica, “Cry For The Moon

Note to overseas visitors: in 2004, the Howard government pushed through an amendment to the Marriages Act here in Australia, specifically stating that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is NOT between two men or two women – you know, to remove any ambiguity surrounding the government-backed discrimination against gay couples. This ensured that not only would Australian gay relationships not be recognised as equal in the eyes of the law – thereby reinforcing the distinction already held by the general public – but any couples immigrating from more progressive countries would quickly be put back in their place, too (and presumably, this will also make it harder for the law to be changed at some point in the future?). So yeah, I wish I could say that the premise of this article had little basis in reality… but that’s just the kind of dick Howard was.