I've fallen in love with my country all over again | David Marr

We shouldn’t have had to go through the same-sex marriage vote. But the result is clear. The doomsayers are defeated and they don’t speak for Australia

For a moment my exhilaration was mixed with rage. The crowd in Prince Alfred Park was cheering. The place had gone off. Applause was rolling across the country. Even in the newsroom of the Australian there was whooping when the news came through – yes: 61.6%.

But I was furious, too. How could we have been put though this wretched exercise? Why has politics in this country been for so long in the grip of preachers and moralising politicians obsessed with doom, sin and sex?

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