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Julia Gillard faces potential backbench rebellion over gay marriage

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  1. Paddyswurds 3 Mar 2011, 3:46pm

    …….This tongue tied creep needs to wake up to the real world.I watched her performance during the Queensland floods and she was woeful. The Australian Labour Party must be a really creepy outfit, judging by the leaders they have produced over the years, and this excuse for a human being is the latest disaster to befall them. Another pixie in the sky believer unfortunately. I pity Australia and its people, if this is the best they have to offer the world.

    1. Paddyswurds 3 Mar 2011, 3:58pm

      ….she also wants an internet filter , similar to that of China, for Australia……. Another xtian control freak. No wonder she isn’t married. What man in his right mind would face such a vile shrewish haradin e most anoyying and eye watering voice you ever heard..

      1. <<>>
        Or woman!

      2. Paddyswurds 3 Mar 2011, 6:19pm

        .oops…*with the most annoying and eye watering voice you ever heard***…obv.

        1. Luke from Canada 3 Mar 2011, 8:08pm

          whats really wierd is she is an athiest but acts as crazy as some of the fundies

  2. Vancouver 3 Mar 2011, 3:51pm

    Here we go again: Australia is a deeply racist and homophobic country. The Australia Labor Party is full of right wing reactionary b*stards!

    1. By stating that the whole of Australia is racist and homophobic you yourself are a racist

      1. Paddyswurds 3 Mar 2011, 6:21pm

        ……. how is a statement of fact, racist , dumble.

  3. According to sources Gillard is an atheist.

    1. Paddyswurds 3 Mar 2011, 6:35pm

      …born in Barry, Wales, she was raised a baptist but stated when asked if she believed in god, ” no, i do not believe in any gods and i am not religious”
      However she is adamant that marriage can only be between a man and a woman…..go figure.

  4. Let’s just hope that she an Obama both manage to evolve their opinions on gay marriage a bit…

  5. She speaks to a xian nation:UGGGH!

    ‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’ Prime Minister Julia Gillard – Australia

    1. and go where????

      we could go to the UK and take a “baby step” towards CPs or possibly a giant step to religious CP in yet another 9 months time, while there we could wait for the UK labour ad tory party to adopt a policy on marriage equality, wait for the lib dem/greens to issue a private bill, wait for Stonewall UK to start campaigning , wait for the general public and gay community to start writing letters to their MP to speed up marriage equality…

      Sorry but leave Australia to move where, certainly not the UK where they still only have CP and all major parties still haven’t adopted marriage equality in the party policy…

  6. I agree marriage should be between a man and a woman, I also believe marriage should be between two men or between two women if they want toi make that committment.
    Marriage equality doesn’t rule out opposite sex marriages…what’s wrong with these people.

  7. No surprises here! Labor is being destroyed by it’s Catholic right-wing! Both at Federal and State levels! But that is good because there will be even more votes for the Greens and other left-wing parties. Members of both the Socialist and Social Alliance Parties have been elected to local government within Australia in recent times- this was unheard of!
    By the way, when Britian no longer has a class system in full operation, then give us Australians a lecture about being a racist and homophobic country. I know so many ex-Brits living here that left England because of the class system and lack of opportunites because of having gone to the wrong school!

    1. Paddyswurds 4 Mar 2011, 12:21pm

      … so indigenous or Native Australians are equal now are they Brenton. They don’t live in run down slums or reservations plagued by alcoholism and drugs and dont have 80% unemployment any more. And i guess their children are welcomed into schools and aren’t bullied and beaten up by the new Aussies. So yes Brenton, we will critisise Australia for all these things and will do until all Australians are Equal under law and of Human Right…..BTW i am not from the UK.

      1. Paddyswurds 4 Mar 2011, 12:24pm

        ….oops ..criticise **

  8. martyn notman 4 Mar 2011, 12:20am

    Saw her quite a bit during the flood crisis…and shes genuinely out of her depth! totally inadequate responses to almost everything that happened and she seemed a bit stunned frankly whenever someone put a tv camera in front of her face…and thats even before we get to her politics!..why the HELL have you elected this nobody!…

    1. Like the UK , Australia had a hung parliament…that’s how the UK and Australia voted…both Cameron and Gillard are only there with the support of minority parties and they’d do well to remember that!!…the only difference is that the Greens in Australia know that and the lib dems in the UK don’t!

      1. martyn notman 4 Mar 2011, 2:43am

        well given that the lib dems just got wiped out in the bt-election here (6th behind the fascist BNP party!) im hoping both these unholy alliances are short lived…

  9. Some of the comments above are just ridiculous. Australia is not much different than the UK, Murdoch’s media play a significant role in distorting political debate as his flagship The Australian has shown this week on Gay marriage. As far as the posters who keep attacking Gillard, give her a few more months and after we have seen the balance of power change in the Senate to start screaming your sexist bias, which then may be justified. I hope not though as the alternative, Abbott is cringemaking and truly homophobic who says he is scared of us. I see little difference between homophobes from whatever political or religious persuasion.

    1. Paddyswurds 4 Mar 2011, 12:27pm

      @jako…don’t assume that everyone posting on Pink News is British. There are posters from all over the English speaking world.

      1. Not assuming anything Paddyswurds. Are you ?

  10. At least Britain and New Zealand actually have civil partnerships/unions and will probably eventually move to SSM proper. As for Australia, its wretched ALP is a disgrace to social democratic parties elsewhere. Its backward Catholic Right element and factional chaos is destroying it.

    1. Australia is made up of states and terrorities , almost all have somekind of civil union/cp/registered partnerships,,,even if they don’t there is a de facto status at state level…as far as I know this status already give you almost most of the rights of married couples anyway…we’re not starting from nothing in Australia, we do have something and lab (agreeably painfully slow) did bring same sex couples in the de facto regime at federal level.

      NZ nor the UK are looking at marriage equality in as much detail as Australia at the momemt. NZ are certainly not and the only thing currently on the table in the UK is Religious CPs, Lynee Featherstone said the progress on marriage equality is only going to progress in “baby steps”…

      Look to your own countries before critizing Australia in too muchdepth

      1. I have a registered relationship under the Victorian government. I also have pretty much the same rights as a married couple… “pretty much”

        De facto isn’t at the state level either – it was at the federal level. Kevin Rudd in 2007 changed 87 laws to make them non-discriminatory. Which went both ways – gays and lesbians lost a lot of tax/welfare advantages but we also picked up a few.

        It’s like being told – oh wait you can have this… but you can’t have it all! Sorry but we will still treat you like a second-class citizen but we’ll tax you like a first-class citizen.

      2. Jose L Rodriguez 9 Apr 2012, 3:25pm

        UK is looking at fll marriage for gay couples. Other countries have full marriage for gays. Australia can be criticised too. Get information. You should be looking at being progressive and not comparing yourselves to those who have less progressive laws.

  11. Jose L Rodriguez 9 Apr 2012, 3:22pm

    The arrogance of politicians in power is disgusting. Who does she think she is to say that she believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman? She can’t rule the country according to her beliefs. She has to rule the country thinking of EVERYONE, majorities and minorities. Her disgusting stand is similar to that of the Spanish prime minister who also wants his beliefs to take precedent against the will of the majority. Arrogant people with egocentric brains

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