It looks like it will become law, but with a lot of exemptions for bigots.
One of the biggest arguments I saw for people being against it is "free speech". They don't want gays to join the list of other groups who are protected from hate speech under Australian law.
Exactly - The bigots were the ones who brought in the stupid plebiscite on the first place. 122 Million dollars they spent to tell them almost EXACTLY what nearly every magazine/newspaper/freaking TV vox pop told them, that over 60% of Australians are perfectly fine with SSM
The prime minister has stated that he wont allow the "exemptions for bigots" version - he is politely saying to the bigots that they got there survey now sit down, and shutup lol
The religious are all freaking out - what they seem to forget is that they are allowed to deny any couple a marriage in their church, as it is. A straight couple where it's a second marriage - as an example - could legally be told by any fundamentalist parish "sorry no" and have no recourse to sue etc
The bigots want to change like 3 laws instead of just adjust a few words in our marriage law.
One guy wanted to adjust it all so much that - as an often used example - a baker or florist could put up a sign saying "no gay weddings" and noone could complain.