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Same-sex marriage: Premier Andrews tells Turnbull Victorians ...

The Age - ‎22 hours ago‎
Victorians do not want "a harmful public vote" on gay marriage, Premier Daniel Andrews has claimed in a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Malcolm ...
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Cost of Turnbull government's same-sex marriage plebiscite could rise

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎19 hours ago‎
The cost of the same-sex marriage plebiscite could be $15 million higher than the estimated $160 million if the Turnbull government decides to spend taxpayers' money on the "yes" and "no" campaigns.
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Apple declares support for same-sex marriage

Gay News Network - ‎48 minutes ago‎
In 2013 Apple declared their support for marriage equality in the United States, a country where same-sex marriage is now legal.

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.

Why a Prime Minister of honour should dump same-sex marriage plebiscite

The Age - ‎16 hours ago‎
There are two reasons politicians change policies. The first is expediency. Examples of such breaches of faith are Julia Gillard's broken promise to not introduce a carbon tax, and Tony Abbott's commitment to not cut funding to a number of areas that ...
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Poll questions level of community support for same-sex marriage plebiscite

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Less than half of Australians want a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, a poll has found, with support for a national vote plummeting once voters are aware that the Turnbull Government's proposal will cost $160 million but not compel members of ...

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.

Marriage deserves a referendum, not a quickie plebiscite

The Australian - ‎10 hours ago‎
Australians are being short-changed and rushed to judgment on same-sex marriage. Short-changed because their Constitution has been misinterpreted, and rushed because politicians want to get it approved by a plebiscite and finished with as quickly as ...
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Conservatives will not block same-sex marriage plebiscite, new minister Zed Seselja says

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Newly promoted senator Zed Seselja says conservative MPs will not try to block or delay legislation enabling the same-sex marriage plebiscite when it comes before the Parliament. Senator Seselja, who was promoted to the Coalition ministry in this week ...

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.
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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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Bishop Tobin: VP candidate Kaine's stance on abortion, same-sex marriage contrary to Catholic Church's

The Providence Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
The bishop noted on his Facebook page that though Kaine, a Virginia senator, describes himself as a Catholic, “it is also reported that he publicly supports 'freedom of choice' for abortion, same-sex marriage, gay adoptions, and the ordination of women ...

Sydney Water investigates anti same-sex marriage flyer allegedly found in bills

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
It was a lesson in the consumer power of social media, when a single Facebook post led multiple Sydneysiders to believe inner west homeowners had been sent anti same-sex marriage flyers with their Sydney Water bills.

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.

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 ...

Could the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Help Kill the Death Penalty?

Nashville Scene - ‎6 hours ago‎
A motion filed last month by the Federal Public Defender's office argues that post-conviction proceedings in the case of death row inmate Charles Wright should be reopened because Wright's death sentence violates his constitutional rights.
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Pauline Hanson in push for same-sex marriage referendum

The Australian - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
“A plebiscite simply gives the green light for legislative change to include same-sex marriage. However, that legislation could run the risk of being revoked or further altered to pave the way for reducing the marriageable age or the introduction of ...
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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.

Same-sex marriage to become legal from Friday in Isle of Man | UK ...

The Guardian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
New law will also allow heterosexual couples to have civil partnerships instead of marriages if they prefer.