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Australian Christian Lobby wants a postal plebiscite

Australian Christian Lobby wants a postal plebiscite




The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has voiced its support for a postal plebiscite on marriage equality. The conservative group claims the idea put forward by Queensland’s Liberal National Party has merit. ACL Managing Director said a non-binding postal vote would allow the Turnbull government to keep their election commitment; “…the Australian people expected all Government […]

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PM reportedly under pressure to adopt a postal plebiscite plan

PM reportedly under pressure to adopt a postal plebiscite plan




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is reportedly under pressure to accept the proposal of a postal based plebiscite on marriage equality after the Queensland Liberal-National party passed a motion voicing support for the idea. The Australian has reported that the Queensland branch passed a motion supporting the idea for a non-binding, non-compulsory national vote that would be […]

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Researcher disputes ACL claims about Irish marriage referendum

Researcher disputes ACL claims about Irish marriage referendum




An Australian LGBTI researcher has hit back at claims by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) that marriage equality public votes in Ireland and the US were “respectful” and “uneventful”. ACL chief Lyle Shelton, made the claims in an article published last week. In the article Shelton criticised Labor leader Bill Shorten for opposing the government plebiscite […]

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Pyne doesn’t think Libs will cross the floor over marriage

Pyne doesn’t think Libs will cross the floor over marriage




Liberal MP Christopher Pyne says he’s unaware of any Liberal MPs contemplating crossing the floor to bring on a vote on marriage equality in the parliament. Appearing on SKY News this morning Pyne faced a series of questions from political report Samantha Maiden over the long running marriage equality debate. Pyne, who is the manager […]

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Tim Wilson on marriage equality: The country wants us to move on

Tim Wilson on marriage equality: The country wants us to move on




Liberal MP Tim Wilson says the country is over the long running marriage equality debate and wants the government to move on. Appearing on SKY News The Morning Shift Wilson said the decade long debate had faced many twists and turns but it was time for the government to allow a free vote and get […]

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New polls shows older coalition supporters want marriage equality

New polls shows older coalition supporters want marriage equality




The latest ReachTel Poll across the seats of five senior Cabinet Ministers reveals 65% of ‘Baby Boomers’ in Liberal seats back marriage equality along with the majority of people over the age of 65. The poll took in the seats of Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, Health Minister Greg Hunt, Environment and Energy Minister Josh […]

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Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt

Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt




Icelandic band Sigur Ros have revealed the special promotional t-shirt they’ll be selling on their upcoming Australian tour to aid marriage equality. The band were inspired to create the new design after Perth based religious leader Margaret Court made a series of controversial comments about marriage equality and transgender children. The comments lead to a […]

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Shorten welcomes Liberal MPs who want a free vote on marriage equality

Shorten welcomes Liberal MPs who want a free vote on marriage equality




Opposition leader Bill Shorten says he’d absolutely love to help Liberal MPs bring on a vote on marriage equality. The Labor leader dismissed a poll released today that showed growing support for the government’s plebiscite proposal saying that most Australians just want the issue sorted. “I think if it was a poll which asked Australians […]

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New poll shows growing support for the plebiscite- but it’s still a bad idea

New poll shows growing support for the plebiscite- but it’s still a bad idea




OPINION A new poll published in today’s The Australian shows that a growing number of Australians want a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. In what the newspaper describes as “a blow” to Liberal MPs who want the issue to be dealt with via the parliament, the latest poll shows that 46% of people surveyed […]

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Mark Latham: Not enough gay couples to warrant marriage equality

Mark Latham: Not enough gay couples to warrant marriage equality




Mark Latham says there’s no need for marriage equality in Australia because the census shows there’s not enough gay couples to make it worthwhile. The former Labor party leader, turned Liberal Democrat, has recently joined conservative media site Rebel Media and in his latest video he outlines his thinking on why LGBTI couples should be […]

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