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Australian gay politician travels to Spain in order to marry partner

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  1. There are no other terms for it but that Gillard is a bigot and a bitch (or a bastard if she thinks bitch applies only as a misogynistic term – she is BIG on playing that card!)

    She is an atheist, shacked up with her third defacto male partner (a hairdresser, yet) speaks in a fake Strine accent (taught to her by the Slater & Gordon law firm of which she was once a partner before being fired – mutually, she says – after assisting her then union bf to set up a legal entity, without opening a file on it at her firm, to be a slush fund conduit to strip his union of massive amounts of funds), and becvause she owes her internal Party coup success against Kevin Rudd, the PM she ousted, to the staunchly catholic Right factions of the NSW Labor Party.

    She promised a number of backroom deals and no equal marriage was one of them…simply out of personal ambition. How hypocritical.

    Please take her back to her home town of Barry, Wales…she is deeply disliked here

    1. And also take the Liberal Coalition Leader, Tony Abbott, back to London where he was born, who opposes equal marriage as a staunch Catholic and forbids his party a conscience vote on the issue…although the UN rep during a recent visit said it is NOT a conscience issue, it is a human rights issue under the Charter.

      I am deeply ashamed to have been born here…I’m going to Israel. Did I forget to mention, gays have more rights there and Jews are leaving Australia in droves? Because this is an increasingly openly anti-Semitic country now, not the quietly Jew-hating one it once was, largely thanks to the Federal parliament.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Dec 2012, 6:25pm

        Jews In Israel may have more rights than gays in Australia but you too would have to marry your partner elsewhere because Israeli law doesn’t permit civil marriages for either sexual orientation. All marriages must be religious. So it isn’t much better in my view.

        1. Maybe not, but at least your marriage there is recognised. You can be two married men or women all you like, but the Australian government will only recognise that relationship when it comes to saving money with Centrelink. They’ll recognise your relationship to take away state benefits and age pensions, but they won’t recognise it for anything else.
          Hypocrites and homophobes, that’s what this country is run by and for.

          1. Richard and Adam, I couldn’t have said it any better! Australia is now the a@sehole of the world – thanks to the Ginger Turkey and her handbag brigade, including that POXon woman who could do with a makeover.

          2. Robert in S. Kensington 20 Dec 2012, 12:39am

            That you have to leave your own country doesn’t say much, the UK included. If I had to choose between the three, I’d rather stay in the UK. At least I know it has a damned good chance of passing into law in spite of the opposition which is in the minority anyway.

  2. Pavlos Prince of Greece 19 Dec 2012, 7:52pm

    How big are chances for same-sex marriage bill in the Parliament of South Australia? Mr. Hunter has not waiting and marry in Spain. It means, no hope for this in Adelaide in the very near future, right?

    1. South Australia is more likely than any other state to pass it however it will probably be struck down by the High Court because of the Federal ban enacted in 2004. If not, then Abbott will ban it next year when he becomes Prime Minister. Theres a simple solution: Dont live in Australia, if you’re sick of the UK move to New Zealand: much more tolerant and they have funny accents!

  3. That There Other David 19 Dec 2012, 10:41pm

    OK, congrats to them and well done for showing up Gillard, but….How the Hell did they manage to get around the residency requirements? Normally that takes at least 18 months of living in Spain.

    Why can’t it be this easy for everyone?

    1. The mayor did some paperwork to allow them to marry probably out of sympathy because he knows that if they have to wait until it happens in Australia he’ll be waiting until 2050

  4. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 20 Dec 2012, 1:41am

    Yep Australia in the headlines again for the wrong reasons!

    I am totally thinking about moving to New Zealand!

    What an total embarrassment my home and own country is!

    There should be a sign at Sydney International Airport that greets visitors and other travellers that says and quotes:

    “Welcome to Australia, the Government here will gladly refuse to both recognise and legalise same sex marriage from overseas and we still hold onto convict traits of being dumb, drunk, racist towards aborigines (because our Constitution allows it), homophobia and other god filled agendas – because you live in gods country now run by leftist Julia Gillard and rightist Tony Abbott who are both big friends and cuddle bunnies with Fred Nile”!

    1. Well at least Australia’s gay community isn’t the only minority getting shat on by this bigoted parliament from the Dark Ages. Even civil unions are too much for Australia since they were overturned in Queensland

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