Australia has a new prime minister and he backs same-sex marriage - Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull

  • metta

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    Sep 15, 2015 7:55 AM GMT
    Australia has a new prime minister and he backs same-sex marriage

    New Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull promised MPs a conscience vote on marriage equality.

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/breaking-tony-abbott-ousted-as-australian-prime-minister/
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    Sep 15, 2015 9:05 AM GMT
    Breaking News. Australia has another PM not voted in by the people. But then Gay Marriage is not a political issue, for all homosexual Aussies.
  • Dazza73

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    Sep 15, 2015 10:33 AM GMT
    The guy had a cock on his forehead, plain and simple , it wasn't because of gay marriage at all he thought he was a George bush ! Yes who also wore a cock on his forehead , just thought they were better than their own race , bigets
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Sep 15, 2015 1:37 PM GMT
    metta saidAustralia has a new prime minister and he backs same-sex marriage


    Not surprised. Think MOST western countries will embrace same-sex alliances...is just the United States that maintains a strangle-hold on its insane puritan roots.
  • collegeguy_ac

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    Sep 16, 2015 1:49 AM GMT
    Aunty_Jack saidBreaking News. Australia has another PM not voted in by the people. But then Gay Marriage is not a political issue, for all homosexual Aussies.


    Well Australia is a constitutional monarchy after all - so it elects governments, not Prime Ministers.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 17, 2015 12:53 PM GMT
    collegeguy_ac said
    Aunty_Jack saidBreaking News. Australia has another PM not voted in by the people. But then Gay Marriage is not a political issue, for all homosexual Aussies.


    Well Australia is a constitutional monarchy after all - so it elects governments, not Prime Ministers.
    Does Canada and New Zealand vote for their national governments in the same wayicon_question.gif
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    Sep 17, 2015 3:06 PM GMT
    Next question is whether Turnbull has enough votes in Parliament to pass same-sex marriage. I don't know Australian politics.
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    Sep 18, 2015 10:52 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidNext question is whether Turnbull has enough votes in Parliament to pass same-sex marriage. I don't know Australian politics.


    Bobby, there are more pressing issues at hand.
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    Sep 18, 2015 10:54 AM GMT
    collegeguy_ac said
    Aunty_Jack saidBreaking News. Australia has another PM not voted in by the people. But then Gay Marriage is not a political issue, for all homosexual Aussies.


    Well Australia is a constitutional monarchy after all - so it elects governments, not Prime Ministers.


    Correct; Long live our Queen; long may she Reign over us. Then HRH Prince Charls, and his devoted wife Camilla.
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    Sep 18, 2015 12:30 PM GMT
    Aunty_Jack said
    Art_Deco saidNext question is whether Turnbull has enough votes in Parliament to pass same-sex marriage. I don't know Australian politics.

    Bobby, there are more pressing issues at hand.

    It's the issue of this thread. Not who succeeds Elizabeth II, as you mentioned in another of your posts here. But as slong as you brought it up, the future status of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, remains unclear. She may be made the Princess Consort, not the Queen Consort, and so not reign with Charles in any sense of the word.
  • collegeguy_ac

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    Sep 20, 2015 2:14 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    collegeguy_ac said
    Aunty_Jack saidBreaking News. Australia has another PM not voted in by the people. But then Gay Marriage is not a political issue, for all homosexual Aussies.


    Well Australia is a constitutional monarchy after all - so it elects governments, not Prime Ministers.
    Does Canada and New Zealand vote for their national governments in the same wayicon_question.gif


    Correct. Canada, UK, NZ, Australia, we all elect local representatives who then head to Parliament to form government. We don't elect our Prime Minister directly.

    Obviously most people don't look at it that way. But that's technically how it works.
  • tj85016

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    Sep 20, 2015 2:47 AM GMT
    Australia is like the new Italy it seems