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No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters have launched an online petition calling for a recount of the Australian Marriage Postal Survey. The petition at change.org claims that the results provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics are “unreliable and do not represent the true numbers reflected by the Australian people.” The petition says that corruption is widespread throughout government departments and […]

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ACL boss Lyle Shelton argues that religious beliefs need to be respected

ACL boss Lyle Shelton argues that religious beliefs need to be respected

Lyle Shelton, the Executive Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has said he would have no problem with a law which allowed people to discriminate against others because of their religious beliefs. In a fiery debate with long term LGBTI rights activist Rodney Croome, Shelton put forward the Coalition for Marriage’s view about religious protections […]

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12.6 million Australians have taken part in the marriage postal survey

12.6 million Australians have taken part in the marriage postal survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the latest count on the number of marriage survey forms returned. A whopping 12.6 million Australians have returned their forms, representing 78.5 per cent of the eligible voters. The response rate is higher than the United Kingdom’s Brexit poll, the Irish referendum on marriage and the last US […]

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ABC’s Fact Check says claims made by Karina Okotel are “baseless”

ABC’s Fact Check says claims made by Karina Okotel are “baseless”

The ABC’s fact checking department has looked into claims made by Karina Okotel from the Coalition for Marriage during her Q&A appearance last week and declared them “baseless“. During the discussion on Monday 23 October the Liberal Party’s Vice President said a consequence of same sex marriage would be an inevitable flow on effect to how […]

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Dr David van Gend calls homosexuality ‘a disordered form of behaviour’

Dr David van Gend calls homosexuality ‘a disordered form of behaviour’

Dr David van Gend, a leading spokesperson for the Coalition for Marriage and head of the Australian Marriage Forum has described homosexuality as “a disordered form of behaviour” during a radio interview. Dr van Gend, who is a GP and a member of the Queensland’s Liberal National party, was reflecting on the biblical story of […]

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Lyle Shelton calls marriage equality “snobbery”

Lyle Shelton calls marriage equality “snobbery”

Lyle Shelton, spokesperson for the Coalition for Marriage and the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has described marriage equality as “snobbery”. Speaking at an event in Coffs Harbour on Thursday night, Shelton told an audience that very few countries in the world had legislation to allow same sex couples to wed. “There’s only […]

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ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to focus on the marriage debate

ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to focus on the marriage debate

The ABC’s current affairs discussion program Q&A will have a focus this week on the marriage equality debate. Appearing on the program will be actress Magda Szubanski, Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel and Frank Brennan, who is a Jesuit Priest and Law Professor. Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies made headlines […]

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Coalition for Marriage launch new ad warning of gay sex education

Coalition for Marriage launch new ad warning of gay sex education

The Coalition for Marriage have launched a new video as part of their campaign to stop same sex couples being allowed to wed. The new spot features Marijke Rancie, who has gained attention online as ‘Political Posting Mumma’. Rancie is a prominent campaigner against the Safe Schools program which aims to stop LGBTIQ students being […]

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Bishop threatens to abandon registering all marriages if Yes vote wins

Bishop threatens to abandon registering all marriages if Yes vote wins

A Western Australian Anglican Bishop is threatening to stop registering all marriages should the YES campaign be successful in the marriage postal survey. Gary Nelson, the Bishop of the diocese of North West Australia, has told The West Australian that he will stop all marriages, if he’s not satisfied with the details of the legislation that […]

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Sydney’s Anglican Diocese reveals it’s donated 1 million to ‘No’ campaign

Sydney’s Anglican Diocese reveals it’s donated 1 million to ‘No’ campaign

The Archbishop of Sydney, Glen Davies, has revealed that the Anglican Diocese of Sydney has donated a million dollars to the ‘no’ campaign to assist in their fight against marriage equality. The Archbishop announced the large contribution during his address to the 51st synod of the diocese on Monday afternoon and Buzzfeed News Australia were […]

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