"Yes" votes win for Australia's postal survey on gay marriage (61.6% Y, 38.4% N)
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« on: November 15, 2017, 04:10:40 am »

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2017/nov/15/australias-same-sex-marriage-postal-survey-results-live

Hopefully, legislation gets drawn up soon so we can rest easy.

Just a reminder, this survey was and is a non binding poll, though people call it a vote, it was only a vote in name.
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 04:33:33 am »

It's kind of strange that Australia doesn't have same-sex marriage by this point.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 08:50:52 am »

The Aussies are slower then UK or US but they are on the right track hugging
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 10:50:22 am »

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.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 05:58:57 pm »

Woooo!
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 01:19:32 pm »

Wow, finally, I was surprised that Australia still did not had it to this point, but this is in the past now!  Cheers

Congrats to all  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 09:31:06 pm »

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.



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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 09:33:51 pm »

It's kind of strange that Australia doesn't have same-sex marriage by this point.

Australians may *seem* laid back etc - but generally us Aussies are very backward and we are very stuck in our ways and CAN be quite ignorant.. but *shrugs* that is nearly every country these days lol
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:40:37 pm »

interessantes
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