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Forums / Sexuality and gender identity / Disappointing Discussion on Gay & Lesbian Marriage

Topic: Disappointing Discussion on Gay & Lesbian Marriage

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  1. AGrace
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    15 July 2014

    Ok, so although I'm straight, I have a lot of gay friends and I feel quite passionately about this, so I wanted to comment. I'd be interested to hear your views...

    So I was driving in the car yesterday. listening to the news on the radio (something I usually ignore). I hear Tony Abbott talking about hosting a "Vote Of Confidence" in parliament about legalising gay and lesbian marriage. The slogan was "This is not about asking for approval of gay and lesbian marriage, it's about asking for tolerance."

    ...Seriously Mr Abbott, the rest of the country is already tolerant on this issue. It seems like our government is a few steps behind.


  2. justinok
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    151 posts
    15 July 2014 in reply to AGrace

    Hey AGrace, I didn't hear it, but I take it from what you've said above that Tony Abbott is going to give his MPs a conscience vote on marriage equality. This would actually be quite a big step forward, because that is what has stopped this getting through previously, Abbott making the Libs block vote against it. If he lets it go to a conscience vote, I'm sure it'll get over the line and then he can keep his outdated attitudes to himself.  I can't understand how someone with a gay sister can have the attitude he has.

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