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December date set for High Court challenge of Australian Capital Territory’s equal marriage law

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  1. Jock S. Trap 4 Nov 2013, 11:28am

    Typical delaying tactics of the bigoted. If they can get the hatred they want then you can bet they’ll make up for it by showing it in the most nastiest ways they can.

    Tony Abbot… Keep your horrible butt out!

    1. Sandgroper 4 Nov 2013, 12:04pm

      Let’s hope as many same sex couples can get married on the ACT legislation before the High Court makes it decision. Even if the marriages are annulled it will hopefully cheese Tony Abbott off and the electorate will also get cheesed off with the Mad Monk Abbott and vote him out of office.

      LGBT ally, Malcolm Turnbull and fellow party member of the Mad Monk has been stirring the pot in the last few days for a ‘Conscience Vote’ for his party on an Equal Marriage Bill expected in the coming sitting of parliament.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 4 Nov 2013, 12:38pm

    How convenient for Abbott, a week before the law is supposed to take effect. What a mean-spirited bigot. I hope the court rules in favour of the marriage bill which hopefully will have a ripple effect in the rest of the states.

  3. Colin (london) 4 Nov 2013, 6:39pm

    What a bigot. This man has an issue.

    Please good people of Australia write to every politician and newspaper and church and demand change. Australia is showing a backward streak. It’s time to get very noisy and march. Show that the people demand change and Abbots personal views are over riding the peoples views.

    We need an international outcry similar to Russia.

    We need the voice of the countries who have given their gay population gay marriage as their human rights to speak out loud and clear to Australia. This should be the focus very quickly.

    Shameful Abbott.

  4. Frank Boulton 5 Nov 2013, 6:23am

    Perhaps LGBTI Australians and their supporters should point out to their MP’s and the media the financial loss incurred by the Australian wedding industry, now that New Zealand recognises same-sex marriage and Australia does not. Same-sex couples are now flocking to New Zealand for their weddings. The result is that huge amounts of cash are drawn to marriage celebrants, wedding and reception venues, the catering industry, the hotel and motel industry, the liquor industry, the jewellery industry, bridal stores, travel resorts and many other industries in New Zealand rather than their Australian counterparts. It shows that Abbott cares no more for the wellbeing of the majority of Australians than he does for the wellbeing of LGBTI Australians.

  5. Personally, I’m over it. I was never in favour of it to begin with. I’m a suburban gay man in far western Sydney. Marriage equality will not do anything to improve my life. It’s just a play thing for the wealthy elite of the trendy suburbs of Australia. It’s not going to make it safer for me to kiss another man in public. It’s not going to make it safer to hold another mans hand. It won’t change peoples attitudes in this country.

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