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Australia overwhelmingly legalizes same sex marriage with no additional religious protection clause

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by sayak83, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. sayak83

    sayak83 Well-Known Member

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    Australia legalizes same-sex marriage - CNN

    From NYTimes

    The final approval in the House of Representatives, with just four votes against the bill, came three weeks after a national referendum showed strong public support for gay marriage. The Senate passed the legislation last week.

    Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

    :beercheers::beercheers::beercheers::beercheers:

    The bill includes exemptions for registered religious celebrants, who can refuse to marry same-sex couples on the basis of their faith.

    Some conservative politicians had sought to extend exemptions to others, such as non-religious celebrants and businesses, but those proposals failed.
     
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  2. Altfish

    Altfish Well-Known Member

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  3. The Emperor of Mankind

    The Emperor of Mankind I poop out warp storms just coz...

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    This is the best possible outcome. Those of anti-gay religious convictions can't be forced to go against them (as they have no doubt stated would be the case) but neither are their beliefs justifiable to deny LGBTs the same legal rights as straights.
     
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  4. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    Finally. Though I am shocked the yobbos in office actually did something about it before Christmas.
    Now we can treat gay people fairly and have even more opportunities to get drunk at weddings. A huge win for all involved.
     
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  5. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
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    Excellent!
     
  6. Stanyon

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    Ha!Ha! now everyone in Australia is going to Hell
    (this was a joke)
     
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    Less discrimination is good. I'm a bit surprised my local news networks didn't report on this yet.
     
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