It took a lot to wrestle our "Video of the Day" crown away from today's other commendable contenders (and we have even more Friday videos up our Brioni herringbone blazer sleeve coming!), but this insta-viral video from Down Under that has already stamped a new slogan on the marriage equality movement is a clear winner. (More after the jump.)
Australians are frenzied over a recent televised marriage equality debate between out Finance Minister Penny Wong and conservative Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey.
After Hockey responded to a question about how, exactly, marriage equality would affect his relationship with his wife and kids, Wong replied with a smart, stern and calmly delivered quote that's already been made into t-shirts and bumper stickers.
HOCKEY: I must confess my views have changed since I’ve had children… I think in this life we’ve got to aspire to give our children what I believe is the very best circumstances, and that’s to have a mother and a father. [...]
WONG: Well there’s almost nothing I can say… It is sad, I think that some families have to feel that they have to justify who they are. Because when you say those things, Joe, what you’re saying to not just me, but to people like me, is that the most important thing in our lives, which is the people we love, is somehow less good, less valued. If you believe that, you believe that, but I have a different view.
MODERATOR: Is it hurtful?
WONG: Of course it is. But, you know, I know what my family is worth.