Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Love on an island surrounded by sea



Continuing our countdown to Gay Xmas (Gay Pride) this Saturday, a fabulous piece of news has lent new impetus to gay rights campaigners in Australia, where equality legislation continues to be stalled by its politicians. From the News.com website:
Pitcairn Island, the world’s smallest nation, has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage after it received unanimous support from the local council.

Pitcairn’s deputy governer Kevin Lynch said the change was suggested by British authorities after England, Wales and Scotland legalised gay marrige last year.

The island is a British Overseas Territory that was settled in 1790.

The amended law now states that “marriage means the union of two people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.”

But curiously, seventh-generation resident Meralda Warren said there were no gay couples wanting to marry.

“It’s not Pitcairn Islanders that were pushing for it,” she said. “But it’s like anything else in the world. It’s happening everywhere else, so why not?”

And “why not?” are the exact words being uttered by Australia’s same-sex marriage advocates left scratching their heads as to how the country is still sitting on its hands while momentum grows around the world.
Come on, Oz!

Here's an appropriate song to celebrate "plucky little Pitcairn" in its momentous decision - Tight Fit and Fantasy Island...



People like me, can always believe in
Love on an island surrounded by sea

We had a dream, of love never liven
But I know that love can't live in a dream

Fantasy Island, you know we have a dream but
True love, holding us together
Star shine, Fantasy Island
You know I wish that we could stay like this forever
Fantasy Island, you know we have a dream but
True love, holding us together
Star shine, Fantasy Island
You know I wish that we could stay like this forever


Camp as tits, dear.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, Its a good job you didn't play Tight Fit doing' The Lion Sleeps Tonight'.
    One might have gone into such a swoon and fainted.
    I had the most extreme crush on him in 1982.

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