Lesbian newsreader Narelda Jacobs has likened opposition to gay marriage to opposition to interracial marriages a generation ago
Mixed-race lesbian Australian news reader has likened opposition to gay marriage to opposition to interracial marriages a generation ago.
The face of Channel 10 news in Perth, Narelda Jacobs, whose mother is English-Irish and father is Aboriginal, said that at the time of her parents’ wedding ‘it was a major issue to have an interracial marriage’.
Jacobs said, as reported by Perth Now:
‘I’m just hoping that in years to come it’s going to be looked upon like that, just as people will now say, “I can’t believe people had an issue with a white woman marrying a black manâ€. I’m just hoping that one day soon people will say, “I can’t believe gays could never marryâ€.’
The first openly gay newsreader in Western Australia, Jacobs lives with her partner and teenage daughter in Perth.
The consensus from the Senate Inquiry into same-sex marriage in Australia will be announced later today.