Ultra conservatives adhering to the perceived edicts of antiquated religions forced this vote and created untold emotional stress and tears for the LGBTQI community and their loved ones.
Are asexual people asked 'Why are you celibate?' or heterosexual people 'Why are you straight?' Conservatives seem to have a great fascination with gay sex, (witness One Nation) and take the lead from so-called 'celibate' priests and fundamental interpretations of their religious texts.
What they fail to understand are the role of genetics, past lives, and very often childhood maltreatment in the formation of sexual preferences.