Dear Mr Hockey,
Fortunately, we are living in a democratic society, where we have the right to vote on what governs our lives. Those votes are attached to people like you and me, who have a voice and choose to exercise that.
The vote against a free vote for marriage equality has shown the world, through the expression of the sitting government, that Australia is retarded, misguided and bigoted in our view on humanity. We are all equal, in essence, regardless of gender, socio economic status, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
The Coalition party has given all Australians the opportunity to voice their disappointment (disgust is more truthful) at the appalling lack of understanding, care or compassion for our equal citizens.
We implore you to take a stand and honour all of us, equally so, and express your compassion and understanding for every single Australian.
What if one of your three children is LGBT? What will you say to them in 15 years time when they ask why you didn’t act?
Yours sincerely, Sarah Cloutier