Q: What’s making you happy today? A: Australian Marriage Equality’s new PSA

The idea for this series is lovingly ripped off from NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. PCHH runs a segment on every show called “What’s Making You Happy This Week?”

This Australian PSA in support of marriage equality that blends an excellent and important cause with some creative choreography. As a proponent of marriage equality and a former dancer, I am tickled by this.

It makes me happy that seven out of ten Australians believe that same-sex couples should have full marriage rights. It does not make me happy that currently, same-sex couples do not enjoy those rights; civil unions are legal in four out of eight states and territories and in the other four, same-sex couples can’t even have those. Now we just need the law to catch up with public opinion.

For more on what you can do to make that happen, check out Australian Marriage Equality.

Previously making me happy:
Haka flashmobs
Women pop singers with giant real voices

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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