Actress Magda Szubanski and Nationals senator Fiona Nash butted heads last night on ABC's Q&A when the topic of a marriage equality plebiscite came up.
First, rock star Jimmy Barnes offered his concerns on the debate in Ireland and how dangerous it has been for families, and how we probably don't want to put people through that in Australia.
Magda argued that this issue should be a human right, not something that the Australian public should have to vote on. She encapsulated this argument by confronting Fiona with a simple question.
“One simple question, do you think I'm equal to you?”
It was then followed by this exchange:
"Of course I do," said Nash.
"If I was your daughter, and, being gay, would you think that I should have the right to be married?" said Szubanski.
"I’ve been asked this question a lot over the last 12 months and my response was that my view is still the traditional view of marriage. I love my children, regardless of what they ever brought home for me, it would make absolutely no difference at all. I completely respect your view and your desire to see that as equality…" Nash continued.
"But you won’t give me my rights. Thanks for nothing," Szubanski concluded.