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AUtralianP ostalsupport same sex marraiage

Discussion in 'Australian Politics' started by Aus22, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    A ostal ballot of all Australians supporte d supported same sex marriage by 6%. It is not binding bu tpoliticans have said they wil make it law bfore Chistmas.
     
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    The only thing I know is that all the Australian I know personally are overjoyed by this vote!

    I guess I only know SMART and FAIR MINDED AUSTRALIANS!

    GOOD FOR YOU, AUSTRALIA!
     
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    I WAS WRONG WITHE MARJIN> AUSTRLIANS VOTED 6% yes for same sex marriage and 34% NO>
     
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    THE computer is stil playing up. THE YES VOTe is 61%
     
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    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    the senate passed the bill last night witout admendments. it will now go to the lower house to become law. admendments to protect religious objectors will come later
     
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    And MP Tim Wilson MP used the opportunity:
     
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    Too cute! Congratulations to the happy couple! Well done Australia!
     
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    this is not the first proposal made in parliament. It is the first gay proposal. The bill will be passed but admendments will not pass. Surely celebrants of religions opposed to gay marriage will not be force to marry such couples. TO get the bill passed quickly amemdents will have to wait to later
     
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    Don't hold your breath. If you don't get it right now odds are you never will.
     
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    Obviously it is not the first proposal but the first GAY couple proposal. . .this is why it is such a big event and why it is celebrated.
    Let's see what happens about potential amendments! Personally, I don't care whether or not every official has to perform gay weddings. . . I would think that most couples would want to select someone who is truly happy to do it. As long as there are plenty of chances to find an officiant to perform gay weddings. . .who cares? And I have no idea what "doing it right" now would mean!

    Personally, IF I were to be an official performing marriage of any kind, I would have no problem with performing a gay marriage and be happy for the young couple, but I certainly would have issues with being asked to perform a 3rd of 4th marriage or a marriage between two people who are obviously not matched (i.e., with over 20-25 years age difference, especially if the "bride" is below the age of 18!
     
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    THE Government promise that he same Sex marriage legislation will be law by Christmas. Therefore The Bill is being rush through without amendments.
    Amendments will come later. I doubt if religious celebrants will be forced to have same sex weddings but what about supples of cakes and music who have a conscience objection. Will they be forced to supply services ?
     
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    And now the constitutional court of Austria has ruled that beginning with Jan 1st 2019, marriage is open to same sex marriage.
     
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    You are your own country of course but you see how it played here when emotion overcame reason.
     
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    What would happen if they do!! Maybe the the psychiatric wards of Australian hospitals will been overwhelmed with Celebrants having a crisis of conscience in view of the law change....now that they have to stand in front of couples and smile as they invoke the vows whereas in the past they would have been shown the door.... o_O
     
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    the bill was passed by the lower house today. t will become law I few days
     

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