Folau cops backlash for same-sex marriage stance

Folau cops backlash for same-sex marriage stance

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull kicked off the two-month campaign by declaring he will vote "yes", and would encourage others to do so, but resisted calls for a bipartisan campaign effort.

The postal survey will only ask a single question and that question can only be answered with a "Yes" or a "No".

The result is going to be kept under wraps until it's announced.

He's a critic of same sex marriage even though the Australian Broadcasting Corporation cites a recent survey showing 70 percent of his constituents favor it.

If your family or friends are set to get hitched in a same-sex relationship in October, then this might be for you.

"This bill can not stop all of the hurt, all of the prejudice that is being expressed, all of the lack of acceptance that is being communicated to LGBTI Australians, to same-sex couple families". She said the relevant law, "on its proper construction, did authorise the Finance Minister to make the determination".

Other Wallabies have reiterated their support for same-sex marriage on social media, including LGBTI advocate David Pocock, who has announced in the past he and his long-term partner Emma Palandri will not Wednesday until gay marriage is legalised in Australia.

What a disappointing use of your platform.


I write in my own name and do not claim to represent anybody else although I have a feeling there are many who will hold a similar view.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale, whose colleague Janet Rice co-sponsored one of the legal challenges, declared: "We're going to work our backsides off and win this bloody thing".

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has come out in support for the "yes" campaign at an event in Sydney on September 10.

A recent online NewsMail poll garnered 1301 votes with 67% in favour of same-sex marriage and 32% against changing the status quo.

Critics of the government's approach have argued that the public should see how these rights would be protected in proposed legislation before they decide whether gay marriage should go ahead.

Same-sex voting cards have begun arriving in letterboxes around the country this week. "We are absolutely committed to legislating for marriage equality", he said.

Some have described the same-sex marriage debate as "marriage equality".

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