When our flaws are exposed, sunlight and self-compassion will heal them

As we (hopefully) get ready to usher into law marriage equality for any two consenting adults irrespective of gender, transgender or non-specific gender, it is difficult to believe that just 13 years ago our fearless leader John Howard was so fearful that our Constitution did not expressly forbid same-sex marriage that he changed the law to include (what seemed to be even then) an antiquated statement that marriage could only take place between a man and a woman! Despite loud protests from many that a country with our track record on discrimination...

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