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Australia: Tasmania equal marriage efforts fail again as bill is narrowly defeated

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  1. Well done, the Tasmanian government. Confirming to the world that you are a set of religiously-inspired homophobic bigots. That should look great as a slogan on your tourism advertising ….” Come to Tasmania. We’re a backward backwater near Australia. We believe in god and old-fashioned values like racism and homophobia. And we HATE equality – especially for gays”.
    I must add THIS one to my bucket list – not.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Oct 2013, 2:26pm

    Probably this has to do with pressure from Abbott and his party of bigots.

  3. The Tasmanian Parliament is split

    Lab 10 Lib 10 Green 5 in the lower house and

    12 Ind 1 Lab 2 Lib in the upper house.

    I can’t see that Abbott had much input into the decision from a political perspective.

  4. High Court is in play.

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