If life is like a box of chocolates, then marriage is like a… truck of ice cream.
Australian marriage equality advocate, writer and blogger Adrian Fernand is trying to get to people’s hearts and minds, through their stomachs. He’s driving around Australia in an Ice Cream Truck of Love, handing out free ice cream and raising awareness about marriage equality. As he explains in this video, Fernand is making the point that
Some people like vanilla. Others might like strawberry. And some people like chocolate. What if I were to say this person isn’t allowed ice cream, simply because I don’t like chocolate. Now that wouldn’t be fair now would it? That’s why we believe everybody should have ice cream, no matter which flavor they like.
Fernand is hoping to pressure tthe Senate, which is ”is currently evaluating its stance on same-sex marriage in Australia, though, we believe this decision belongs with you.”
Though the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee revealed that nearly 69%, 44,000 out of 75,000, of Australians support legalizing gay marriage, right wing politicians and Christian lobbyists oppose it. Sound familiar?