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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Has Set Up Showdown With Conservative MPs Over Same-Sex Marriage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Has Set Up Showdown With Conservative MPs Over Same-Sex Marriage

A gay marriage bill proposed by West Australian Liberal senator Dean Smith came under ­attack yesterday after it received the written endorsement of Labor Senate leader Penny Wong and Greens leader Richard Di Natale under a process approved by Mr Turnbull.

Speaking in Manila, Mr Turnbull said it was “up to the parliament” to resolve the shape of any same-sex marriage legislation and repudiated stronger protections for service providers with conscientious objections to gay weddings as having “virtually no prospect” of passing the parliament.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Here’s Magda Szubanski’s Hilarious Hypothetical Comparison to Same Sex Marriage Debate

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Here’s Magda Szubanski’s Hilarious Hypothetical Comparison to Same Sex Marriage Debate

“You’re sending a very clear message of equal but different. Believe me, this is coming on the tail end of the oppressions that we’ve been through and I don’t want to come across as a whinger but we have to acknowledge the history of this,” Ms Magda Szubanski said.

“What it would mean to us to be fully acknowledged, I don’t know if you can really understand after the bashings, the discriminations, the murders. This isn’t just out of the blue. It comes within an historical contex.

“How would you feel if Sri Lankan people were told that you can’t be married?”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Urges Respect as Same-Sex Marriage Campaigns Turn Nasty

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Urges Respect as Same-Sex Marriage Campaigns Turn Nasty

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged restraint from both sides.

“You cannot ask for respect from the ’No’ case if you’re not prepared to give respect to the ’No’ case.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Support ‘Same-Sex Marriage’: Josh Frydenberg to Electorate

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Support ‘Same-Sex Marriage’: Josh Frydenberg to Electorate

Senior Liberal Josh Frydenberg says, ‘But when it comes to my broader position in terms of campaigning on this issue, I have bigger fish to fry and that is energy policy and that will be my priority in the weeks and the months ahea. We have an awful lot of things on our plate, I think that what we campaigned on was an opportunity to give all Australian’s a say in a plebiscite. That’s exactly what we’re delivering on now it’s up to the good people of Australia to have their say.’

‘The more people who enrol the better,’ Josh Frydenburg.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Takes Center Stage in Senate

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Takes Center Stage in Senate

Nationals MP Andrew Broad has promised to quit the Coalition if the Liberal Party allows MPs a parliamentary vote on same-sex marriage without a plebiscite. same-sex marriage advocates released their own legal advice showing the government could not conduct a postal vote without its own legislation and that any move down that path would be open to challenge in the High Court. “This is not about the Prime Minister’s leadership, this is about the issue of same-sex marriage and whether or not the definition of marriage should be changed,” Senator Cormann said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Faces Spill Over Same-Sex Marriage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Faces Spill Over Same-Sex Marriage

Liberal Trevor Evans, has called for the dumping of the Turnbull government’s election commitment to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

“I’m working on the assumption that this issue is going to be dealt with in this parliament,” Peter Dutton said in proposing a postal vote.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

“I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between the different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace,” Merkel said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Says He’s ‘Fine’ With Same-Sex Marriage

USA POLITICS: Trump Says He’s ‘Fine’ With Same-Sex Marriage

Speaking to 60 Minutes, Trump told Lesley Stahl he’s “fine” with same-sex marriage remaining legal and wouldn’t appoint Court judges to reverse that ruling.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Same-Sex Marriage Defeated

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Same-Sex Marriage Defeated

“We again call marriage equality supporters across all political parties to work together to find a pathway,” said Alex Greenwich of Marriage Equality.

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AUSTRALIA: Pauline Hanson Officially Endorses Gay Marriage

AUSTRALIA: Pauline Hanson Officially Endorses Gay Marriage

“I believe we’ve got to start listening to the majority and not the minority,” Senator Pauline Hanson said.

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AUSTRALIA: Turnbull Government At War With Itself Over Proposed Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite

AUSTRALIA: Turnbull Government At War With Itself Over Proposed Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite

Labor marriage equality spokeswoman Terri Butler said the plebiscite was “going from bad to worse” and called on Mr Turnbull to ditch the idea.

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AUSTRALIA: Nick Xenophon Takes Center Stage On Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite

AUSTRALIA: Nick Xenophon Takes Center Stage On Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite

Conservative MP, Tony Pasin, said simply that “if there is no plebiscite then there will be no change”.

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AUSTRALIA: February 2017: Turnbull To Delay Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite

AUSTRALIA: February 2017: Turnbull To Delay Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called the vote “Malcolm Turnbull’s Brexit”.

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