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Anti-gay marriage stance 'un-Victorian' - ‎19 hours ago‎
Premier Daniel Andrews says anti-gay marriage views are "un-Victorian" and has written to the prime minister urging him to dump an equality plebiscite.
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Rush job needed if gay marriage vote to run this year

The Australian - ‎10 hours ago‎
“Even if this regrettable plebiscite has to take place, it will still be necessary for the parliament to legislate marriage equality. So it's a matter entirely for the government; the delay is caused by the government, the lack of detail is caused by ...

Parliament should decide gay marriage: Bowen

Sky News Australia - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says the debate on whether to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage is overshadowing the push to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the constitution.

Gay marriage plebiscite a cop-out

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Rather than stirring up friction and homophobia by palming off the decision on gay marriage, the Government should do what it's been elected to do - spend time coming to a considered decision.

Abbott signs gay marriage book

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A 260-page tome autographed by former prime minister Tony Abbott urging Australian conservatives to back same-sex marriage is the latest must-have accessory for political junkies.

Why Gay Marry?

The Atlantic - ‎4 hours ago‎
All along, HBO's studiously chill depiction of gay-male hipsters has been a flashpoint for debates about whether previously transgressive aspects of queer life could or should survive wider social acceptance and the legalization of same-sex marriage ...

Time to come together on same sex marriage plebiscite

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
There is wide recognition that a plebiscite is not the preferable option for changing the marriage law. But when it is the only realistic one, it should be made to work - as soon as possible, writes Michelle Grattan.

Plebisciteageddon! The Compulsory Gay Marriage Plebiscite will ruin the lives of young people!

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Plebisciteageddon! The Compulsory Gay Marriage Plebiscite will ruin the lives of young people! First Dog on the Moon. If you vote yes your polling booth will erupt with a bang and a cloud of lavender scented smoke and you will be showered in glitter!
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Apple declares support for same-sex marriage

Gay News Network - ‎47 minutes ago‎
In 2013 Apple declared their support for marriage equality in the United States, a country where same-sex marriage is now legal.
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Fears for gay marriage as plebiscite pushed back

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The Turnbull government is preparing to break its promise to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage before the end of the year, raising fears among advocates this will give conservatives more time to kill off the push.
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France's youngest MP opposes gay marriage, says it will 'open the door to polygamy'

PinkNews - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The youngest MP in France has voiced her opposition to same-sex marriage, saying it will “open the door to polygamy”. Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is the granddaughter of Front National (FN) founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and the niece of the far-right party's ...

Gay marriage vote in Ireland shaped by drag queen Panti Bliss

The Australian - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Panti is the drag queen alter ego of 47-year-old Rory O'Neill, a native of the humble market town Ballinrobe in County Mayo, who unwittingly became a catalyst for the resounding yes vote in the Irish same-sex marriage referendum last year. In the ...
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Seselja to abstain on gay marriage vote

SBS - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
New coalition frontbencher Zed Seselja says he will abstain from voting on same-sex marriage in parliament, even if Australians backed a change to the Marriage Act in a national vote.
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Entsch denies delay on same-sex marriage vote

Sky News Australia - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Liberal gay marriage advocate Warren Entsch insists the coalition is not delaying a national vote on same-sex marriage. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated a plebiscite to legalise gay marriage could be held in early 2017 if it wasn't ...

Hate speech risk in same-sex marriage plebiscite, says Fred Nile's CDP

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
Fred Nile's Christian Democratic Party says it is concerned hate speech on social media could impact on a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, in the wake of homophobic election material urging Chinese Australians to vote for the CDP. The CDP doubled its ...
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ELECTION LIVE: Turnbull writes to GG2:01 - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Australian Marriage Equality has claimed there is now a “clear majority” of 81 House of Representatives votes in favour of same-sex marriage. There's also a possibility of Labor and the Greens getting a bill through the Senate, where the final makeup ...

Amnesty praises Manx gay marriage law

Manx Radio - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
A major human rights organisation has praised the Isle of Man following the legalisation of gay marriage. The Marriage and Civil Partnership Act received Royal Assent last week and same-sex unions have now been legal on the Island since Friday.
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Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriage for three years

LGBTQ Nation - ‎9 hours ago‎
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A federal judge told Kansas on Friday that for three more years he will monitor its compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a ...

Hate group leader claims Republican Party formed to fight gay marriage

LGBTQ Nation - ‎10 hours ago‎
Allowing a gay person to speak to Republican delegates spells doom for the Party, Fischer says. It's a betrayal of everything the Party was founded to fight against.
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Two high court finalists have opposed gay marriage

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Scott Walker is considering naming to the state Supreme Court have strongly opposed gay marriage, and one of them has written that affirmative action and slavery are morally the same.