It wasn’t quite on the road to Damascus but Kevin Rudd has seen the light on gay marriage.
Overnight, the former prime minister announced on his blog “Kevin Connects” that he had changed his opposition to gay marriage.
It’s nothing to do with timing, says Kev.
It’s all about struggling “in good conscience to deal with the ethical fundamentals of the issue and reach an ethical conclusion”.
“My opponents both within and beyond the Labor Party, will read all sorts of political significances into this. That’s a matter for them. There is no such thing as perfect timing to go public on issues such as this.”
And you can’t argue with him. Nor can you escape the contrast with Julia Gillard, who remains an opponent of gay marriage reform.
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