Jun 142016
 

Unknown-9imagesProgress may be slow in countries legalizing same-sex marriage, but it is happening.  Columbia and the Faroe Islands adopted marriage equality on the same day in April, 2016.  New Zealand has passed it.  When will Australia do the right thing?

Gutless Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull

Turnbull

Australia’s Prime Minister has predicted that same-sex marriage will be passed, and hinted that people can start shopping for gay wedding gifts now.  The country’s current right-wing Coalition government is deeply divided on marriage equality, despite overwhelming public support.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull supports holding a plebiscite (public vote) on the issue after this year’s federal election – a compromise designed to avoid a rift with some of his own ultra-conservative MPs.

Mr Turnbull has predicted that if the vote goes ahead, equality will prevail as it did in the Republic of Ireland, if it does go to the public vote.

He told Tasmanian radio station 7HO FM: “I will be voting yes, I will be voting to legalise same-sex marriage, and I think the plebiscite will be carried. I think it will be a positive vote.”

What a waste of money, I think it is around $16 million for a plebiscite.  Pour this money into useful and productive causes.   paula.

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