As I write this, Australian politicians are debating the question of whether or not to hold a non-binding plebiscite on same-sex marriage. The alternative is to deal with it through a parliamentary vote.
Michael Cook at Mercator puts forward a good case for the plebiscite option, which I also support. I will be affected by such a radical change, so I deserve to have a say in the issue. It will have implications for my religious freedom, possible future job prospects, and impact how any children I may have are educated. The plebiscite must go ahead.