Same sex marriage being held for the first time

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    Dec 07, 2013 1:04 AM GMT
    In Canberra Australia this weekend. So for this weekend GLBT can get married in Australia for the first time.
  • KepaArg

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    Dec 07, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    This is restricted to Australian Capital Territory, correct?
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    Dec 07, 2013 4:44 AM GMT
    KepaArg saidThis is restricted to Australian Capital Territory, correct?


    Correct.
  • Nayro

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    Dec 07, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    hmm

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    I guess it's a start icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 07, 2013 7:42 AM GMT
    Daelin saidhmm

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    I guess it's a start icon_razz.gif


    Mate but as you know, it will soon be reversed. The Greens don't have the numbers to keep it alive; for now.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 11, 2013 12:28 AM GMT
    I guess gay marriage legislation in Australia is going to be slow moving and piecemeal just like in the US.
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    Dec 11, 2013 9:07 AM GMT
    Nice....
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    Dec 11, 2013 1:22 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI guess gay marriage legislation in Australia is going to be slow moving and piecemeal just like in the US.


    The difference being is that Australia is not the worlds largest christian country like America, albeit this is something Christian America wants to change, and force it's will on us like Vatican City.

    But as a Aussie homosexual, I am better off than most homosexual Americans.
  • Nayro

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    Dec 14, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    And now it has been revoked? Tony Abott... Man, man...
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    Dec 14, 2013 3:09 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    roadbikeRob saidI guess gay marriage legislation in Australia is going to be slow moving and piecemeal just like in the US.


    The difference being is that Australia is not the worlds largest christian country like America, albeit this is something Christian America wants to change, and force it's will on us like Vatican City.

    But as a Aussie homosexual, I am better off than most homosexual Americans.
    What are you talking about, Australia is a predominately christian country much like the US. The only major difference is that Australians don't let religious organizations dictate public policy and force their archaic doctrines down everyones throat like here in the US.
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    Dec 14, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    But as a Aussie homosexual, I am better off than most homosexual Americans.

    Tell that to your Australian High Court, mate, that just unanimously squashed your dreams of gay marriage. After the new gay marriage law by the Australian Capital Territory had been on the books for all of 5 days. A stunningly fast rejection.

    Looks like your country is as gay repressive as the US, mate, maybe even more so. We've at least got some States that are granting gay marriages, and that the US Federal government is recognizing thanks to President Obama.

    We now have a number of gay friends who are legally married in the US, and are receiving Federal benefits for married couples. And what have YOU got in Australia?
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    Dec 14, 2013 3:37 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    But as a Aussie homosexual, I am better off than most homosexual Americans.

    Tell that to your Australian High Court, mate, that just unanimously squashed your dreams of gay marriage. After the new gay marriage law by the Australian Capital Territory had been on the books for all of 5 days. A stunningly fast rejection.

    Looks like your country is as gay repressive as the US, mate, maybe even more so. We've at least got some States that are granting gay marriages, and that the US Federal government is recognizing thanks to President Obama.

    We now have a number of gay friends who are legally married in the US, and are receiving Federal benefits for married couples. And what have YOU got in Australia?
    It appears that NARROW MINDED, BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS have gained some political and judicial power in Australia. It looks like Australia is now behind the US in acceptance of gay marriage. How horribly sad because I previously thought that Australia was more progressive and more open minded like Canada, New Zealand, and most of Europe. Is the US to blame for this recent setbackicon_question.gif
  • Nayro

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    Dec 16, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    how did this turn into a discussion about whether the USA or AUS is a better country to live in being gay...






    We all know the Netherlands is the best country to live in.. More specific Amsterdam icon_razz.gif

    Just kidding. Its sad that Abott is a dickhead and revoked the rights. But time will turn!
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    Dec 16, 2013 9:41 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    But as a Aussie homosexual, I am better off than most homosexual Americans.

    Tell that to your Australian High Court, mate, that just unanimously squashed your dreams of gay marriage. After the new gay marriage law by the Australian Capital Territory had been on the books for all of 5 days. A stunningly fast rejection.

    Looks like your country is as gay repressive as the US, mate, maybe even more so. We've at least got some States that are granting gay marriages, and that the US Federal government is recognizing thanks to President Obama.

    We now have a number of gay friends who are legally married in the US, and are receiving Federal benefits for married couples. And what have YOU got in Australia?


    Now we have Bobby Boo who has bitched relentlessly about one commenting on American politics. But when it suits Bobby Boo, he gives himself the right to comment on Australian politics; there is a word for that?

    None the less I have better quality of life as a homosexual than most do in America, and that includes you Bobby Boo Boo; mate.

    But then, my husband and I don't need marriage to love and be loved or to live safely out in the burbs, as we already have it, and are contented in our lives. Marriage can not guarantee that nor can Government. So suck that up Bobby Boo Boo; mate. But then you do like to play the victim....

    Albeit one may be a Bonafide Homosexual. My sexuality still does not define me as a whole, as I was born other thing other than a Bonafide homosexual. Like a True Blue Aussie, a blond male. But my sexuality does not cause the issues as it does for many in America. I get to live out in the burbs, as a Bonafide Homosexual,and my husband and I are safe, to love and be loved, and also safe in our jobs, and we have health care, more than most homosexual Americans can say.

    If same sex marriage in Oz never becomes legal in Oz it will not effect the quality of my life, and I will die a happy and contented man.
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    Dec 16, 2013 9:42 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    ART_DECO said
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    But as a Aussie homosexual, I am better off than most homosexual Americans.

    Tell that to your Australian High Court, mate, that just unanimously squashed your dreams of gay marriage. After the new gay marriage law by the Australian Capital Territory had been on the books for all of 5 days. A stunningly fast rejection.

    Looks like your country is as gay repressive as the US, mate, maybe even more so. We've at least got some States that are granting gay marriages, and that the US Federal government is recognizing thanks to President Obama.

    We now have a number of gay friends who are legally married in the US, and are receiving Federal benefits for married couples. And what have YOU got in Australia?
    It appears that NARROW MINDED, BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS have gained some political and judicial power in Australia. It looks like Australia is now behind the US in acceptance of gay marriage. How horribly sad because I previously thought that Australia was more progressive and more open minded like Canada, New Zealand, and most of Europe. Is the US to blame for this recent setbackicon_question.gif


    Americanism has done much damage to Oz, and not just with it's fast food, or government forcing it's will on us, yes the Mormons and Vatican City are active in Australia. But still I know I am better off as a tru blu Aussie poofter, than I would be as an American gay; we also have a higer standerd of living too, that why you never see an American city winning the worlds most livable cityicon_wink.gif
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    Dec 16, 2013 9:45 AM GMT
    Daelin saidhow did this turn into a discussion about whether the USA or AUS is a better country to live in being gay...






    We all know the Netherlands is the best country to live in.. More specific Amsterdam icon_razz.gif

    Just kidding. Its sad that Abbott is a dickhead and revoked the rights. But time will turn!
    True in time things will turn. But Gillard and Rudd never did a bloody thing to advance the GLBT communities either.

    But unlike Obama Abbott has always been transparent and honest about this issue, of same sex marriage. Abbott did not sell his soul to get gay votes as Obama and Rudd did.

    Aso In America Obama was to say it's up to the Sataes to decide if they accept same sex unions, and not his Office. many American gays were pissed off about this.

    The Australian High Court has rules it is not up to individual states to pass laws on same sex unions, but the federal Government. This then gives the Federal Government the power to pass it in all states. But Mr Abbott has always maintained it will not pass under his Government, that Australia will have to wait for another PM to pass this, as it will not come to pass under his term in office.
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    Dec 16, 2013 10:14 AM GMT
    PS Bobby Boo Boo; mate. Your alleged friends, and their alleged marriage means nothing to me, as I have seen you lie a many a time, to try to win a debate.

    But I'm sure I'll have a right to marry before you and Carmine ever do, and same sex marriage is back on the books in Oz too, and Australia not being the worlds largest christian country as America is. We have a better chance of advancement than you do Bobby Boo Boo; mate.icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 16, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
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    Daelin saidhow did this turn into a discussion about whether the USA or AUS is a better country to live in being gay...






    We all know the Netherlands is the best country to live in.. More specific Amsterdam icon_razz.gif

    Just kidding. Its sad that Abott is a dickhead and revoked the rights. But time will turn!


    and that time is not now. icon_sad.gif


    You know if I was to find out I will die tomorrow, and same sex marriage is to pass next week. I would still die a happily contentment man. Because marriage to me has never been about status as it is for some here, nor has it ever been a political issue either. Not to say I would not be happy for others in Australia if it came to pass, but it would make little difference to my life.