Australia ACT passes same sex marriage bill, shame it wont last long if the Commonwealth Govt has its way.

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    Oct 22, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    So our Capital Territory passed same sex marriage legislation yesterday.
    Yay however if Tony Abbott has his way ot wont last long.

    http://www.samesame.com.au/news/local/10332/ACT-votes-to-allow-same-sex-marriages.htm
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    Oct 23, 2013 7:59 AM GMT
    Thank God as a True Blue Aussie. Who is in a stable 20+ year relationship. This will not affect the quality of our lives at all; because peace and self acceptance starts from within, and not Government.

    But after a failed left wing Government since 2007, who did nothing to advance us Homosexuals either. Did nothing but once again put us back in debut, and set us backwards.

    Now it's time to advance Australia once again, and get those bloody bills paid that labor love to rack up and leave us.

    I love my quality of life in Australia, as a Bonafide Homosexual. Nothing stopping me from loving and being loved and marriage want pay the bills or help me be loved anymore than I already am. Now that takes nothing away from anyone, as I am not stopping them from doing what they want, marriage is just not on my political agenda; or on any agenda.

    Long live the Queen.
  • PolitiMAC

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    Oct 23, 2013 8:12 AM GMT
    My take on this comes from my view that it is really just a technicality. It is necessary, as I believe that there is no reason to keep it from anyone, and I believe that I should be able to make my own decision.

    That being said, marriage is a federal thing, so I believe it should be done federally. If a trend picks up and the ACT can introduce new things, then the NT can. Tasmania is trying to pass euthanasia laws (probably fail), so this ACT thing is really, to be completely honest, a non event. Nothing will actually change in a legal sense.

    And it's not evil Tony Abbott's fault. The Coalition wants a nationally consistent set of laws and this is going to cause an inconsistency. If the High Court find the case in the Coalition's favour, then the ACT's change will be invalid, and all those people who are acting like God has come to save us because of the change will be sorely disappointed to find that their marriages are invalid.

    This challenge is VERY necessary to make sure that everything is consistent with existing laws. And if it found unconstitutional or what have you, then what difference has it made? We just need to get it federally, then it's done.
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 23, 2013 10:42 AM GMT
    My boyfriend said NSW is voting on it next week.
  • PolitiMAC

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    Oct 23, 2013 11:46 AM GMT
    KepaArg saidMy boyfriend said NSW is voting on it next week.


    Really? I have heard no such thing, though. The fires have been the main center of attention, but I really don't think that there is a vote icon_razz.gif

    It would fail regardless. The ACT is different, as is the Northern Territory, as they are controlled more or less directly by the federal government. NSW is its own state and marriage is a federal jurisdiction, not a state one.
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 23, 2013 12:29 PM GMT
    PolitiNerd said
    KepaArg saidMy boyfriend said NSW is voting on it next week.


    Really? I have heard no such thing, though. The fires have been the main center of attention, but I really don't think that there is a vote icon_razz.gif

    It would fail regardless. The ACT is different, as is the Northern Territory, as they are controlled more or less directly by the federal government. NSW is its own state and marriage is a federal jurisdiction, not a state one.


    Sorry introducing a bill. It's to be introduced on the 31st.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-same-sex-union-debate-up-next-week-20131022-2vz9h.html