This 11-Year-Old Girl Makes An Important Argument On Australia's Popular Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

"If an 11-year-old girl can see that, why can't you?"

The issue of same-sex marriage is at a crossroads in Australia. But the way in which the decision for the change is made could potentially be another bump in the road for same-sex couples in the country. The prime minister's calls for an expensive — about $160 million expensive — popular vote to decide whether Australia should legalize same-sex marriage has drawn strong criticism, but perhaps none so resonant as that of one 11-year-old. Criticizing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the same-sex marriage plebiscite, Isabella Mills, who has two moms, has won over hearts with her articulate argument.


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Some Australians also fear that the parliament won't act accordingly should the plebiscite pass — a possibility further bolstered by Senator Corey Bernardi, who has said that he would vote against legalizing same-sex marriage regardless of the popular vote. But other lawmakers stressed that if there is a successful majority public vote on same-sex marriage, the parliament would most certainly follow suit.


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