Austria: Socialists are in favour of sodo-“marriage” … but vote against it

As we reported earlier this week, the Socialist/Conservative coalition government in Austria has broken down, and new elections will take place in autumn. In this situation of divorce and settling of scores, the temptation is great to use the remaining months prior to the elections in order to out-vote the former coalition partner on a number of key issues. This is why the Greens and the Liberals (NEOS) in the Austrian Parliament today launched a motion to quickly get a law on so called “marriage equality” (so called, because it would put marriage on equal fooying with sexual perversion) adopted by themselves and the openly pro-sodomy Socialists.

The Socialists, however, did not go along. While affirming that they were in favour of sodo-“marriage”, they did not vote in favour of it, as Austrian media reported.

The Socialists’ stated reason  for not supporting the motion was that there was no majority in favour of it anyway. That is probably true. But there is another reason: the Socialists know very well that voting in favour of sodomy would seriously harm their chances to do well in the upcoming elections. Despite all propaganda, the wider public simply doesn’t sympathise with re-defining marriage. It is an agenda that does not help win elections, but that must be rushed through without having been discussed in an electoral campaign, and preferably when the next elections are still far away.