Australian government denies public vote for same sex marriage

  • Dynamo_spark

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    Oct 11, 2016 7:26 AM GMT
    They claim such a vote would be traumatic to the younger gay and lesbian community. The mind boggles.
  • Joshthegaymer

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    Oct 11, 2016 11:50 AM GMT
    I'm confused now; wasn't same-sex marriage legal in Australia at one point in recent history? icon_cry.gif
  • JackNNJ

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    Oct 11, 2016 1:07 PM GMT
    God_Said saidIt would of allowed free speach, something the whining easily offended insecure leftards of Australia, couldn't deal with.

    Would HAVE.

    Anyway, yes - can't let the people make decisions, unless you are assured ahead of time that they will make the "proper" decisions.
  • a303guy

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    Oct 11, 2016 2:32 PM GMT
    Regardless of the why's or why nots, this decision is correct. People don't vote on the civil rights of others. Rights are rights. Period.
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    Oct 11, 2016 3:26 PM GMT

    Interesting, I didn't think the Australian people were that homophobic and or deeply religious?. Given what happened in the US, which we know there are many, which include the right wing religious nut jobs, maybe the Aussie government is taking its cue from the US and our judicial system.

    Yes, marriage is a (secular) civil right, of course deeply religious, christian people would disagree, since Australia is the gay marriage hold out among the other industrialized nations, hopefully then their government will pass legislation or legalize through their own court system.

    This was the mistake the US made, letting (homophobic) people vote on the civil rights of minorities....
    ones civil rights should never be voted upon icon_idea.gif
  • bro4bro

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    Oct 11, 2016 7:24 PM GMT
    Joshthegaymer saidI'm confused now; wasn't same-sex marriage legal in Australia at one point in recent history? icon_cry.gif

    Nope, it has never been legal there - it's about the only place left in the English speaking world that still hasn't made it legal.

    Australia is not deeply religious, but there's a lot of homophobia going on. In fact, one reason they gave for not holding the vote is that they feared it would touch off a wave of homophobia - even though over half the country apparently favors making same sex marriage legal.

    Here's a song for my Aussie brothers...