Links for Overnightscape Central Show of Shows


Links to relevant resources for the Show of Shows episode of the Overnightscape Central. Not my best effort in my opinion, but still became a timely and relevant topic.

On the other hand there’s an endlessly amusing article here on 10 laughable arguments being used as reasons against marriage equality. Clickbait perhaps, but hits home.

This line is the best from the article. See No. 8:

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!

This is the Helen Lovejoy argument, one proudly espoused by lobby groups like the Australian Marriage Forum, who argue a child should have a mother and a father.

Guys, I really hate to break it to you, but the gays can already have children. Single parents can already have children. There are kids Australia-wide who grow up in a motherless or fatherless home (and haven’t caused any major riots in the UK’s capital).

Additionally, there are a lot of kids who have a mother and a father, who together, but aren’t married. *Gasp!*

Marriage equality literally changes nothing. Except you know, help a child feel as though their family is as legitimate as everyone else’s, that they’re not second-class citizens because of their family situation. If you look at it that way, I’m the one thinking of the children here, and you’re the one bullying them into a lifetime of pain and depression.