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Campaigners: Australian PM should represent the 71% of her supporters who want gay marriage

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  1. The 71% of Australians who believe in equality for all Australians must make sure that Julia Gillard does not get re-elected.

    She is a vile human being – she is an unmarried atheist living with her hairdresser boyfriend who opposes the right of the gay community to to access the legal contract of civil marriage.

    Why does she oppose equality?

    To keep the christian right (who are at heart opposed to democracy) on side.

    Truly despicable behaviour from a slimy, opportunistic minnow of a politician. She is also a human being who lacks courage and principles.

  2. Politicians are often so out of step with what their people want. They live in a bubble and often the only voices they hear are the clarion calls of those desperately trying to maintain the existing status quo.

    The same thing is happening in America. The vast majority of Americans support gays in the military, anti-discrimination laws and marriage equality. The politicans still pretend it is somehow up for debate.

  3. Can we infer from that that you dislike her slightly?

    Unfortunately her opponent sounds worse.

    1. That’s to dAVID.

      1. Hahahaha. You infer correctly.

        This despicable wretch of a human being does not even have the excuse of religion. Which makes her support of Apartheid even more abhorrent.

        She is an atheist who opposes civil rights for a minority community, simply to keep religious bigots happy.

        And he wants a ‘conscience’ vote on LGBT civil rights (knowing full well it will lose) so she can pretend she is being progressive.

        Truly grotesque behaviour from an opportunistic bigot.

    2. Abbott is a catholic, has made no bones about gay marriage , his party have said no to gay marriage. It’s their party policy and at the moment they’re sticking to a policy. The labour party led by Gillard are mostly in favour of gay marriage according to the polls, the labour state parties are mostly in favour, yet Gillard refuses to accept her party’s majoirty wishes, she’s also an aetheist and lead a non conservative lifestyle….are you sure she’s better than Abbottt, she’s certainly more of a hypocrite than him!

      I agree labour are on the whole hell of lot better than the lib/nationals but as for Gillard being better ,then at the moment, I don’t see it myself. A conscience vote on a majoirty coalition govt of 1or 2 extra mps is more or less saying no to gay marriage with the pretence of sitting on the fence and pretending to be nice that she’s actually going to allow a conscience vote on the issue…

  4. Jock S. Trap 15 Nov 2011, 3:52pm

    Quite right too. This isn’t about individual elected people voting on their consciences
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    It’s about individual elected people voting for what their public wants. Maybe they need reminding who votes for them. It may be once every 4-5 years but they still work for us in between.
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    It’s a disgrace to be anything other way.

  5. What kind of people want to stop two people who love each other from getting married? http://www.bible.ca/s-homo=sin.htm

    1. Religious people and slimy opportunists like Julia Gillard that’s who.

  6. Gillard is going to be recorded in history as a spineless craven hypocrite.

  7. I think she’s doing what Harold Wilson did in 1975 – he called a referendum on membership of the (then) EEC to avoid splitting the Labour party by taking responsibility for the issue himself. Likewise, Gillard is offering a conscience vote to avoid the ire of one side or other of her supporters. Politicians generally put self-preservation before anybody’s rights.

  8. REGARDLESS of what % of straight people think what gay people MUST be allowed equal rights.

    Oh and she is a horrid excuse for a woman

  9. jamestoronto 15 Nov 2011, 6:48pm

    She has to be staunchly homophobic and anti-equality so that the so-called Christians won’t kick up a fuss about her being and atheist and living with a man not her husband. What hypocrites they are. You don’t have to believe in God or in the sanctity of marriage as long as you hate gays as much as we do.

  10. The Australian Prime Minister should put her views to one side and instruct the members of Parliament from her party to vote for same sex marriage.

    1. jamestoronto 16 Nov 2011, 2:11pm

      I am sure she would demand they toe the party line on any other piece of legislation. Spitefully conniving this woman.

  11. “she’s paying attention to are conservative union boss”

    Why don’t they just sayit? It’s the catholic faction within the labour party that mostly oppose it not the conservative faction. Let’s get this straight, the opposition is the conservative side and even many of them support gay marriage in Australia just like the Tory party in the UK. It’s the CATHOLICS that are opposing this and t both sides, in particular labour have a lot of openly hostile catholic MPs who are strongly oppposed to gay marriage.

    The greens who seem to be going ahead with a private bill on this are doomed to failure unless she changes her stance. Write to Gillard , I don’t think it matters where you are from since your postal address isn’t compulsory.

    http://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm

  12. carrie baker 16 Nov 2011, 12:23am

    If the Prime MInister will not stand behind human rights and the already 80% of the country and people the country who is calling on and fall equality and human rights then the rest of the mps and officaials on the human rights boards and the rest of the human right lawmakers down their need to remove the Prime Minister and replace her with another woman or Man that is for human rights and equal rights and fairness , who will not play game with people and children lives and he communities well being is at stake , you remove her and have her resign are be taken down out of that position and get good human right people in all positions and move the country forward in a equality and humanity progressive state, which it should have been in all along as well as the rest of the world, and their inhumane characters, you need people who will roll up their sleeves and put house shoes on if necessary , just get the job done for humanity and civillizations, and fairness, The abuses and harrrasmen

  13. This goes for all Governments world wide. That the electorate elects people/politicians to represent them. But unfortunately some Politicians don’t see it that way.

    Once they get into power they just do their own thing and don’t care about their electorate and it’s issues.

    Time to put all Governments on notice. And remind them who put them in the Government in the first place.

    We are all supposed to be living in a free world and Democracy, but it is hard to find now. More and more dictatorship everywhere.

    We need a new people’s revolution.

  14. harry grunsky 16 Nov 2011, 3:41am

    after six years of same sex marriage in canada; 71% of all canadians support ssm., 17% support civil unions, 12% no recognition. how many same sex marriages have taken place by canadians? not very many! gwm thinks there are also many other issues to think about: queer youth in/out of school, street safety, aging, healthcare, jobs, trans equality, religious facism, racism…

  15. what is the world turning into, where did u leave your morality Australia? That you want to allow this satanic act in your society. I support the stand of the prime minister God’ will supercides that of 71% of the Australians. Stop inviting the wrath of God.

    1. But ‘God’ is a fictional character?

      Time for your psychiatric meds, methinks

    2. Invisible spirits that get angry over other peoples’ consenting sexual relationships are a projection of your own obsessive mind. Go away, take a pill and lie down.

    3. ‘My omnipotent fictional sockpuppet could whoop your omnipotent fictional sockpuppet in a fight… ner ner ner ner ner! I win.’
      I love it when people invoke mythical characters and stuff words in their mouths to back up a lame argument.

  16. Jock S. Trap 16 Nov 2011, 2:39pm

    Irrelevent you Fake!!

    1. Jock S. Trap 16 Nov 2011, 2:40pm

      No guessing who that was too….

      1. Jock S. Trap 16 Nov 2011, 2:41pm

        Thank you PinkNews for weeding out the trash. It would be good to have this site back to normal service.

  17. Cupid Stunt 16 Nov 2011, 4:12pm

    Obviously she doesn’t believe in marriage or commitment herself, so she’s not going to put herself out for gay couples who want to make a formal commitment to each other. But it’s totally dishonest of her to make out that it has anything to do with a definition of an institution that she actually has no time or respect for.

  18. Keith...HIV free always! 21 Nov 2011, 4:44pm

    “This may surprise you Keith, but not all gay men have anal sex!”
    Not all padophiles go on to abuse children either but it is still wrong to foster an attraction toward children rather than fight it!.
    “‘Judge others and you will be judged. Judge not and you will not be Judged.’ ”
    You should read things in context. The passage is about fault finding in others where your own faults are greater. Judges werte set up in the BOOK OF JUDGES in the bible to PASS JUDGEMENT on wrongdooers. The bible also said not to cover over or conceal gross sin. Jude 7 and many others identify buggery and homosexuality as gross sin. Psalm 97:10 says to hate what is bad.
    You however, appear to be identified in the following passage…
    GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
    “A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear.”
    (2 Timothy 4:3)

  19. Tony Romanelli 29 Nov 2011, 5:49am

    When Gillard was elected I hoped that as Australia’s first female PM she might be ‘radical’ and support steps to move Australia forward. How wrong I was!

    hang your head in shame Julia. You could have done such good but chose not to. She makes me embarrasssed to be Australian

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