High school students from the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts (a school in the suburbs of Sydney) confronted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a question and answer session on Friday about his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Asked one student, to wild cheers from the others:
"Why are you so against legalizing gay marriage?"
"Well look, I’m not against people having a wonderful relationship, I’m all in favor of people having loving, permanent relationships, but I guess it’s a definitional thing."
To which another student shouted, to more wild cheers:
"There's a lot of gay people in our school. I have a lot of gay friends, and it’s sad to think that they can’t get married just because they’re attracted to the same sex!"
Abbott, knowing he was defeated, moved on:
"I'm getting a clear message alright. Let's have a bloke's question."
Watch (questioning starts at around 2:30), AFTER THE JUMP...