Senator Brandis rises and announces to the Senate that the government has decided to pass legislation to control and regulate relationships between same-sex couples.
“For too long”, he says, “same sex couples have been free to form relationships with whoever they choose, whenever they choose. This has to stop! I am bringing to this parliament a law to impose rules and regulations in order to bind such couples in permanent unions, til death do they part!”
Does anyone seriously think this is a good idea?