Greens reinforce opposition to gay marriage: “We’re not America.”


The Greens Party of Australia have reacted strongly against Friday’s news from America, that the Supreme Court of the United States has declared that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Greens leader Richard Di Natale dismissed the 5-4 ruling, stating “Why should we do something just because the United States does it?”

Reinforcing his party’s ongoing opposition to gay marriage, Di Natale expanded:

image“Surely there are more important things happening in our local region, and internationally. Australia really has to check it’s priorities. We may have a cultural affinity with the USA, and the story is both easy and appealing, but it’s symptomatic of our national infatuation with America.”

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young went even further, claiming:

“The Australian Greens hate America, and everything it stands for. I am sick of the idea that Australia should have to follow the USA and do everything it says, like it is some kind of deputy sheriff.”

In an interview with an unnamed Greens supporter, The XYZ got a feeling of the depth of opposition the Greens Party feels toward the United States:

“I don’t understand what people see in this Obama. He is just as much a puppet of the military-industrial complex as every other President.”

The Greens have vowed to maintain their long-held stance against gay marriage, which they view as the centrepiece of American “cultural imperialism.”

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