Sep 12, 2017

‘Take me to your Asian leader’: ethnic communities find themselves at the heart of marriage equality debate

Do Pansy Lai and her ilk really represent the views of Asian Australians?

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran — Associate editor

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Associate editor

No one loves weddings more than ethnics. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the wedding scene in The Family Law and the newly minted hit Ali’s Wedding could all take on Muriel’s Wedding any day for matrimonial obsession.

So it’s no surprise then that migrant, non English-speaking and non-Anglo voters, especially older ones, who are usually ignored by every side of politics, are suddenly at the beating heart of the same-sex marriage debate, whether they want to be or not.

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