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David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

Liberal Democrat member Senator David Leyonhjelm is worried that following the change to the marriage laws gay activists will target conservative businesses and drag them through court. While proponents of ‘traditional marriage’ will target new businesses trying to exclusively cater the the LGBTI market. Writing in Fairfax Media the federal representative said he was disappointed […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos invited to speak at Parliament House

Milo Yiannopoulos invited to speak at Parliament House

New South Wales Senator David Leyonhjelm has invited controversial far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at Australia’s Parliament House during his tour of Australia. Yiannopoulos has been embroiled in controversy during his public life, describing feminism as “cancer”, appearing to condone paedophilia and denying the existence of rape culture. The former Breitbart tech editor also had […]

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Leyonhjelm will support plebiscite legislation

Leyonhjelm will support plebiscite legislation

Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm has told The Australian Financial Review that he’s ready to support legislation for a plebiscite on marriage equality because he believes it’s the fastest way to bring about change. Senator Leyonhjelm said that while he had previously expressed opposition to the plebiscite proposal he now believed that it was the fastest […]

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Same Sex Marriage Debate to Return to Parliament

Same Sex Marriage Debate to Return to Parliament

The Australian parliament is set to have a free vote on the issue of marriage equality after Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm stated he will be making his second-reading speech on his “freedom to marry” bill next Thursday. The bill was introduced last November, but Leyonhjelm has yet to make the second-reading speech, which […]

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Clash of the Senators: Heffernan Vs Leyonhjelm

Clash of the Senators: Heffernan Vs Leyonhjelm

Liberal Democratic Senator David Leyonhjelm’s same sex marriage bill has been causing a stir  in the senate. Leyonhjelm has threatened not to vote in favour of the government’s bills until the Coalition party room allows a conscience vote on same sex marriage. Apparently displeased with the Liberal Democrats Senator’s actions, Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan decided […]

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Is the Prime Minister Backtracking on Marriage Equality?

The Australian has reported that the Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made a statement suggesting that a conscience vote on the issue of same sex marriage is unlikely to take place. Abbott is personally opposed to same sex marriage, attracting controversy in 2013 by referring to the issue as a “fashion of the moment”. In […]

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PM Urged Leyonhjelm Not to Introduce Marriage Bill

PM Urged Leyonhjelm Not to Introduce Marriage Bill

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has confirmed that Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged him not to introduce his marriage equality bill. Speaking to RTRFM’s ‘Morning Magazine’ program on Thursday Senator Leyonhjelm confirmed he had raised the issue with the Prime Minister. “I know that he’s opposed to same-sex marriage himself, but what I’m looking for […]

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David Leyonhjelm Introduces Same Sex Marriage Bill

David Leyonhjelm Introduces Same Sex Marriage Bill

Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm last night announced he would be introducing a marriage equality bill to the Senate today. Advocates are hoping the introduction of Leyonhjelm’s Freedom to Marry Bill will put pressure on the Coalition to allow a conscience vote on the issue of same sex marriage. The bill, if successful, would change […]

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Senator Leyonhjelm Announces Marriage Equality Bill

Senator Leyonhjelm Announces Marriage Equality Bill

Newly sworn in Senator David Leyonhjelm has put marriage equality at the top of his agenda. Last night the Liberal Democrats Senator announced that he would introduce a private members bill for marriage equality. Senator Leyonhjelm said it was the role of classical liberals to advance human rights highlighting the end of slavery and women’s […]

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