While Magda Szubanski is definitely not the daughter of deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash, the comedian and writer’s hypothetical question imagined the pro-plebiscite politician as her mother: in that scenario, would Nash want the right to marry extended to Szubanski, who is gay herself?
In short, Nash’s answer was no. Her reply spoke volumes about how some supporters of “the traditional definition of marriage” simply don’t view LGBTQIA+ Australians as deserving of the allowances granted to straight Australians, but we already knew that.
It was Szubanski’s wordless expression afterwards that told the rest of the story – a response to just a glimpse of the rhetoric that’ll be used to undermine queer Australians if the plebiscite comes to pass, and rhetoric that’s made in what the speaker believes to be good faith.
— ABC Q&A (@QandA) September 19, 2016
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