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Offline dpareja

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Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« on: November 15, 2017, 12:37:29 am »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/australia-same-sex-marriage-1.4402216

It looks like Aussies are in favour of same-sex marriage.

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According the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 79.5 per cent of those eligible to participate responded to the survey. Of those, 61.6 per cent supported a change to the law, while 38.4 per cent did not.

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In Australia, voting in elections and referenda is compulsory, but the Senate refused to fund a binding vote. Almost 80 per cent of more than 16 million registered voters posted ballots in the voluntary survey, which gay marriage advocates opposed as an unnecessary obstacle and opponents derided as being about a boutique issue of little public interest.

The UN Human Rights Committee last week criticized Australia for putting gays and lesbians "through an unnecessary and divisive public opinion poll." The committee called on Australia to legislate for marriage equality regardless of the survey's outcome.
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Re: Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 04:52:51 am »
Whaddaya know, Australian conservatives are already using the results of the plebiscite to try to push through more legally sanctioned discrimination!

Best quote of the day goes to the journo who covered 'No' campaigner and 'conversion therapy' snake oil salesman, Lyle Shelton's concession speech.

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Shelton himself looked like a man trying very hard to not look like he’d just been brutally owned. He was smiling, gracious in defeat except for the part where he tried to say the Yes campaign had a decade’s head start on campaigning, and also the part where he backed the Paterson bill as a reasonable step forward.

The Paterson bill being once-proposed legislation that would not have change the legal definition of marriage but merely ads gay marriage as a separate form of marriage that some could choose to believe in-and allow bakers and others to refuse service to gays. The bill was such a turkey that the senator who bore it's name recently dropped it.

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Re: Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 05:23:59 am »
Folks in Finland are already complaining about Australia for allowing same-sex marriage. Yes, we passed a similar law a while ago but they still haven't given up.
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Re: Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 05:47:15 am »
Folks in Finland are already complaining about Australia for allowing same-sex marriage. Yes, we passed a similar law a while ago but they still haven't given up.

I haven't looked at the local Catholic paper for years now, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they still call it same-sex "marriage".
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Re: Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 11:50:40 am »
Good! I hope Australia gets in step with the rest of the Anglosphere on this.
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Re: Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 12:44:45 pm »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/australia-same-sex-marriage-1.4436992

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia.
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Re: Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 01:07:54 pm »
YAY!

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Re: Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 01:39:43 pm »
Wonderful! It's nice to hear about something good happening, for once.
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Re: Australians express support for same-sex marriage
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 03:44:22 pm »
About bloody time!