Julia Gillard has said she opposes gay marriage. Why? She doesn’t say. But there has to be a reason, so what could they be?
1. She dislikes it and thinks she can impose her preferences on everyone no matter what the implications or rights of those concerned.
2. She is a pragmatist and thinks that she could suffer some electoral backlash if she supported it, even though most Australians support it.
3. She is actually kowtowing to the religious influences that were so active in the Rudd government (and, given Conroy’s persistence, still are).
None of these are good reasons, but they exhaust the likely options. So Gillard took precisely three days to reach the level of Rudd and Abbott. So much for the Messiah. She’s not the Messiah, she’s a very nasty girl.