Today Show host Karl Stefanovic has not held back on how he feels about the federal government’s decision to push for a postal vote on same-sex marriage.
Stefanovic said he believed the matter should be resolved in Parliament.
“A non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote is complete BS,” he said.
Stefanovic described Australian federal politicians as “middle-aged suits, oblivious to the cost of childcare or a mortgage” who were “ironically incapable of leadership”.
And it was not only the government but also the opposition which he attacked for not doing their bit in pressuring the government, claiming Bill Shorten was “determined to wedge (Prime Minister Malcolm) Turnbull to ensure marriage reform is delayed until he himself is the one who gets to sign off on it”.
“Why do we re-elect officials if not to make decisions that reflect our beliefs?
“Pull your fingers out in Canberra and get on with it. Let’s look at this simply, confidently and compassionately.
“Why are we stopping people loving each other in a world which should be celebrating love over hate? This is a no-brainer.”
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Stefanovic added that the gay marriage debate had lost its way.
“This is more about the fear and naivety of non-gay people than anything to do with the problem of gay marriage,” he said.
“It’s less about the real issue, and all about the chest-beating and posturing of politics.
“When energy prices are through the roof, business confidence is low, and many can’t find a home to live in, politicians have real issues to deal with.
“So I implore them to do it. Vote in Parliament. Say ‘yes’ to gay marriage, and let’s live happily ever after.”