While the Australian Federal Government may yet appeal the High Court’s decision, the fact that there’s a decision in their favour in the first place is very heart-warming, IMO.
Kevin and Jenifer’s marriage is under attack because Kevin was born a female. The High Court decided that the gender at the time of marriage was more relevant than the gender at the time of birth. While I still fail to see why gender or the government have anything to do with marriage, this at least feels like a step in a more tolerant direction.
Here’s hoping the whole charade is fixed by a summary declaration that gender is totally irrelevant to marriage, allowing same-sex marriage as well as transexual marriages. I’m not expecting much, as our judges are reknown for being out of touch, but I can hope.
Just wanted to share, as it made me that bit happier to think we might actually be getting somewhere. One day.