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Senator Dean Smith encourages WA to attend Sunday’s marriage rally

Senator Dean Smith encourages WA to attend Sunday’s marriage rally

Senator for Western Australia Dean Smith has strongly encouraged Western Australians who support same-sex marriage to attend a rally being held on Sunday at Wellington Square.   Senator Smith said that with ballots being mailed out from this week across Australia, it was important now, more than ever, to reach out to family and friends […]

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Lyle Shelton: There’s hardly any homophobia in Australia

Lyle Shelton: There’s hardly any homophobia in Australia

Lyle Shelton, from the Australian Christian Lobby, and Karina Okotel, Vice President of the Liberal Party, spoke at the National Press Club today to outline their opposition to marriage equality. Last week The YES campaign put forward their case for change, and a week later it was the turn of the NO campaign to deliver […]

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The questions that stumped No campaigner Karina Okotel

The questions that stumped No campaigner Karina Okotel

The Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel was in the full swing of arguing against marriage equality this morning when she came across a question that she just couldn’t answer. Appearing on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program, Okotel was debating the issue of marriage equality with fellow Liberal Christine Forster. Forster, who is a City […]

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MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

Liberal MPs have a few different ideas on what might happen if the High Court rules the postal survey on marriage is invalid. Senator Ian McDonald has told Sky News that there is no way the government would move to having a free vote in parliament on the issue, and it was essential that the […]

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Liberal MP thinks the plebiscite legislation will pass on a third attempt

Liberal MP thinks the plebiscite legislation will pass on a third attempt

If the plan to hold a nation wide postal survey on marriage equality is ruled invalid by the High Court, the government may bring the plebiscite legislation before the senate for a third time. Liberal MP Craig Kelly has told Fairfax Media that he believes the other party’s support for a plebiscite has changed now […]

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Liberal party president Nick Greiner joins YES campaign for marriage equality

Liberal party president Nick Greiner joins YES campaign for marriage equality

Former New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner will serve as the patron of the YES campaign for marriage equality from Coalition MPs. Greiner is the current president of the Liberal Party and he’s shared that the campaign is one that has personal; significance for his family. Speaking to Fairfax Media, Greiner said he wanted both […]

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Ad watchdog won’t consider marriage ad complaints

Ad watchdog won’t consider marriage ad complaints

Australia’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Bureau has announced it most likely won’t accept complaints about advertisements rolled out as part of the campaigns surrounding the marriage postal survey. The ASB said most of the advertising would be considered ‘political advertising’ something that is not within their purview. The board said it would look into […]

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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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Talk of polyamory and paedophilia enters the marriage debate

Talk of polyamory and paedophilia enters the marriage debate

Talk of paedophilia and polyamorous marriages have entered the marriage debate less than a week after the Turnbull government decided to launch a postal survey asking if Australians believe in marriage equality. Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has called on the government to introduce a referendum and put the conditions for marriage into the constitution. In […]

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Kevin Andrews compares same-sex relationships to cycling buddies

Kevin Andrews compares same-sex relationships to cycling buddies

Former Defence Minister Kevin Andrews shared his views on marriage equality this morning during an appearance on Sky News. The Liberal member suggested gay relationships were more like friendships than the relationship of a married couple. Andrews said he had an affectionate relationship with his cycling buddies but that didn’t mean there should be a […]

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