Fifty years ago, the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner challenged social norms by exposing the discrimination faced by inter-racial couples.
In those days, it was considered ‘unnatural’ for whites to marry blacks. Some people may still feel this way but the wider community has thankfully and rightly moved on from such ignorant prejudice.
It seems unfathomable that, half a century later, the rainbow community are still facing the disapproval of some and it saddens me that this debate has been so hateful. We seem to forget we are talking about real people and how hurtful our words may be. Not to Lyle Shelton and Cory Bernardi, but to those who just want to “share the story of, share the glory of love.”
Spencer Tracy’s words still ring true. Please spare a few minutes to listen and then treat yourself to some great music by the Platters.