We support marriage equality. However, we suggest that the voluntary postal survey has silenced more complex, critical and progressive debate around the issue.
In this workshop we want to open the space for “yes, but …”. Since when did marriage become a desirable institution? … what do we mean by love? And … why is this a progressive political goal?
“Yes, but …” what have we lost to get here? … What are we trading away? And … what new spaces of bigotry does this open?
This panel discussion seeks to challenge and, if possible, re-define what is meant by voting yes to same-sex marriage.
The panel discussion will be followed by a Q & A with:
Jenni Millbank is a distinguished professor at the UTS Faculty of Law. She is a leading international scholar on gender, health and law and has written on the legal rights of same-sex couples.
David Marr is an Australian journalist, author and progressive political and social commentator.
Simon Hunt, sometimes known as Pauline Pantsdown, is an Australian satirist and activist and also an academic working in media arts.
Renata Grossi is an interdisciplinary legal researcher at the UTS Faculty of Law who has written on the use of love in the same-sex marriage debate.
Registrations from 3:45pm; refreshments served after 5:30pm.