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Australia allows same sex marriages now

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Australia allows same sex marriages now

Post by Hermit » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:31 am

John Howard's legislative change of the Marriage Act in 2004, which consisted of adding explicit wording to the effect that marriage is limited to a pairing of one man and woman, has been reversed. Utterly destroyed, actually.

The third reading of the new amendment finalised the process of allowing same sex marriage anywhere in the nation. It took about seven seconds from start to finish. This was followed by decidedly unparliamentary behaviour. Not in any negative way, mind, unless you regard a four minute long standing ovation, a lot of hugging and embracing, some tears of joy being shed and finishing with all but six individuals breaking out in song as something bad.

The reversal is uncompromising and complete. All amendments by conservatives trying to water the chief amendment down had already been rejected by convincing majorities in both houses. In the end only four members of the House of Representatives voted against the change during that final step. Ten outspoken opponents of SSM abstained by absenting themselves from proceedings and another four were absent for other reasons.

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Liberal MP Warren Entsch lifts Labor MP Linda Burney into the air after the same-sex marriage vote. Photo: AAP

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Post by sohy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:26 pm

Yeah. I saw it on the news and it's about time your backwards country made same sex marriage legal. :D Naturally, the US already did this awhile ago when it was still a fairly sane, somewhat tolerant country. Anyway, Congrats to all the gay Aussies who benefit from this change. :cool:

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Post by Ozymandias » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:10 pm


Looks like sexual harassment to me.

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