Almost two years on from the result of our fraught but ultimately successful postal survey, Australia Post is releasing a series of stamps in celebration of marriage equality.
The designs were unveiled in the most recent edition of Stamp Bulletin, and they will be in circulation for the month of October if you care to get your hands on some.
Per the official description: “The stamp designs are celebratory, showing the highly recognisable rainbow colours and slogans synonymous with the Marriage Equality campaign.”
They are printed on Tullis Russell paper using a process of offset lithography and honestly, none of those words means a damn thing to me, but they sound nice as hell for stamp collectors.
You can check out the designs below:
In late August, attorney general Christian Porter released a draft religious discrimination bill, which aims to protect people of faith from “unfair treatment.”
LGBTQ activists have questioned the intent behind the bill, with some seeing it as a means of granting religious people the right to discriminate against others.
Some have said that it represents a form of “payback” from the conservative elements within the government after the successful passage of marriage equality.
Anna Brown of Equality Australia voiced her concerns, saying:
“These new, radical provisions go too far and hand a sword to people of faith to use their religious beliefs to attack others in our community.”
The bill is currently undergoing a process of consultation.