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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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Government rushes to introduce laws to govern campaign materials

As the debate over whether Australia will allow same-sex couples the right to wed, the simple act of opening the letter box has become a confronting proposition for LGBTI people and their families. Will there be a new round of pamphlets challenging the legitimacy of our relationships? A suggestion that we’re not suitable parents? An […]

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Advocates warn postal plebiscite could be challenged in court

Advocates warn postal plebiscite could be challenged in court

Marriage equality advocates say they are seeking legal advice on a possible High Court challenge to a postal vote on marriage equality. Some government members, including the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Petter Dutton, have proposed a $40 million postal vote on the issue that will be voluntary for voters and non-binding for politicians. […]

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Barnaby Joyce says nobody will be happy with a postal plebiscite

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has refused to comment on the possibility of a free vote on marriage equality, but says a postal plebiscite is something that would leave both sides of debate dissatisfied with the outcome. Appearing on SKY News’¬†Karvelas program the Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader was asked about the idea to […]

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Lyle Shelton: No concessions on plebiscite details

Lyle Shelton: No concessions on plebiscite details

Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), has declared the opponents of marriage equality are not prepared to give up any of the elements of the plebiscite that the government has already announced. “The public funding is non-negotiable – absolutely,” Shelton told Christina Keneally who was filling in for Patricia Karvelas […]

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MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

The government is vigorously defending it’s plan for a national plebiscite as the only way forward for the marriage equality issue. Cabinet Secretary Arthur¬†Sinodinos appeared on ‘Karvelas’ on SKY News and told host Patricia Karvelas that the government was committed to holding a plebiscite on marriage equality. “The problem we have as a government is […]

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GLORIA’s recognise outrageous, ridiculous and ignorant comments

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was the big winner at the GLORIA Awards this week. The nation’s leader picked up the ‘Golden Gloria’ not for something he said, but for a lot of things he seems to have forgotten to say. The annual awards, which are organised by NSW MP Penny Sharpe, shine a light on […]

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