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Labor give their support to Dean Smith’s marriage bill

Labor give their support to Dean Smith’s marriage bill

Labor will encourage the government to accept Dean Smith’s private members bill for marriage equality, should the marriage postal survey return a ‘yes’ result. The government has promised MPs will be allowed a conscience vote on the issue of marriage equality should the $120 million dollar postal survey exercise indicate that the Australian people support […]

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The Reverend Fred Nile thinks gay people will create their own nation

The Reverend Fred Nile thinks gay people will create their own nation

The Reverend Fred Nile has expressed his fear that LGBTI people might be moving to create their own nation. The outrageous claim was put forward in a media release citing the leader of the Christian Democratic Party’s reaction to US rapper Macklemore performing his song Same Love at the National Rugby League Grand Final. The song, which […]

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Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

Conservative MPs prepare a marriage bill with greater religious protections

A group of conservative MPs are rushing to create their own marriage bill in preparation for the ‘Yes’ case being successful in the national postal survey. The group, which includes WA Liberal Ian Goodenough and Andrew Hastie, are working on their own private members bill which will have greater protections for religious freedom than those […]

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Abetz asks if Macklemore will have to officially authorise his song?

Abetz asks if Macklemore will have to officially authorise his song?

Senator Eric Abetz has asked if rapper Macklemore will be required to provide an authorisation statement after performing his song Same Love at the NRL Grand Final? Macklemore is expected to perform his song about homophobia, that became an anthem for the marriage equality movement in the USA, on Sunday afternoon. Singer Mary Lambert, who penned […]

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Eric Abetz chats about people who want to marry bridges

Eric Abetz chats about people who want to marry bridges

Senator Eric Abetz has discussed the scenario of people wanting to marry bridges and other inanimate objects in the future. Writing in Family World News, a monthly newsletter put together by NSW MP, the Reverend Fred Nile, Abetz wrote that if marriage equality was allowed the meaning of marriage could be changed to make it […]

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Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott thinks the government should stick with the current policy of a plebiscite, and even take it to the next election. “If it was good to put to the people at the last election, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good to put it to the people at the next election,” Abbott told Sydney […]

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Malcolm Turnbull restates his belief in the plebiscite

Malcolm Turnbull restates his belief in the plebiscite

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has restated that the coalition will not back away from their policy to hold a plebiscite over the issue of marriage equality. The PM was asked about marriage equality again after Liberal Senator Dean Smith confirmed that he was working on a private members bill and hoped to raise the issue […]

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Rodney Croome: Marriage equality is closer than ever in Australia

Rodney Croome: Marriage equality is closer than ever in Australia

Veteran marriage equality advocate Rodney Croome has said he believes marriage equality is coming to Australia soon, following news of Liberal Senator Dean Smith working on a private members bill. Speaking on ABC Radio, Mr Croome said he was confident Senator Smith’s bill would succeed, despite the government’s unwavering plebiscite policy. “I’m more confident now […]

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Eric Abetz condemns Pyne for undermining plebiscite policy

Eric Abetz condemns Pyne for undermining plebiscite policy

Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz has spoken out against comments made by fellow Liberal Christopher Pyne suggesting marriage equality may come sooner than expected. The long-time opponent of marriage equality has told the ABC he found Mr Pyne’s comments to be divisive, deviating from government policy formed under former Prime Minister Tony Abbott to hold a plebiscite on […]

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Eric Abetz grills SBS boss over his support for marriage equality

Eric Abetz grills SBS boss over his support for marriage equality

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has grilled SBS CEO Michael Ebeid over his support for marriage equality, suggesting that the broadcasting boss spent too much time campaigning against government policy. Ebeid was appearing before a Senate Estimates committee yesterday when he and his staff faced a barrage of questions about his personal emails. Senator Abetz questioned […]

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