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Australia’s federal government to challenge ACT’s equal marriage law

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 10 Oct 2013, 12:30pm

    I would urge, if they can, all gay Australians to go to New Zealand immediately in droves to further make it more difficult for the Federal Government to invalidate same-sex marriages performed there as well as in the ACT to get a head start on legalising it in the territory.

  2. Colin (London) 10 Oct 2013, 1:16pm

    Oh come on Australia get your politicians up to the mark. They are holding your society backwards.

    I have had some really amazing times in Australia as a gay guy and work and have always found Australians gay or straight to be the very best of people. It’s such a mismatch to hear politics being dominated by religion. It’s not how I’ve seen Australia or Australians.

    Live and let live society. Keep fighting good people.

  3. What a pity they have nothing better to do with their time (and publicly-funded salaries) than waste taxpayers money. It’s perfectly clear from places that have already done the right thing and introduced marriage equality that the world has not fallen apart. The sky has not fallen in and god (should she or he exist) has not struck them with a lightning bolt. Why can’t you just stop being so flamin’ homophobic and GET ON WITH IT!!!

  4. Peter Fagerlind 10 Oct 2013, 4:05pm

    When will the Australian government respect the majority of the population who support same-sex marriage? The Australian government is doing a great dis-service to Australia’s reputation as an open-minded and tolerant country.

  5. If I were Australian I would be incensed that my government was wasting my money and their time on challenging a law that provides equality.

    This is SHAMEFUL, and it shows that the religious ignorant morons in Australian government don’t give a damn about their public, they will use and abuse their position to force their religious dogma on their population.

    This is why it’s vitally important to start forcing all religious factions OUT of democratic government. They have no place in it if they are going to abuse their positions to attack their own citizens.

    1. Religion belongs in the home. ‘Belief’ is a personal matter. It is ludicrous that someone’s ‘opinion’ about why humanity exists has any influence whatsoever on politics. People can believe whatever the f**k they want but stop trying to force ME to believe it too. Religious deference is dying. Thankfully, we’ve moved out of the middle ages and democracy is the future. The people are increasingly rebelling against those who continue, childishly, to claim they speak for god (should she or he exist).

  6. Expect Australia to be even more dysfunctional after the new senate comes into play after July 1, 2014.

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