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February 24, 2009 at 12:32 am Leave a comment

The  Honourable  Justice Michael Kirby retired from the bench of the  High Court of Australia a few days ago. This gentleman, an officer of justice, believer in the rights and dignities for all humans – rational and emotional and especially for minorities – is an inspiration for gays and lesbians in and outside Australia. He leaves a bright legacy of steadfast, unflinching advocacy for respect and gallantry.

He is one of the reasons Australia is the lucky country. He is one of my heroes.

Kirby’s retirement speech:  http://www.hcourt.gov.au/speeches/kirbyj/kirbyj_2feb09.pdf

Short clip:  http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200902/r335460_1519355.asx

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