Retrieved 25 September That occurred on 9 Augustwhen a government-initiated motion in the Senate to debate the Plebiscite Same-Sex Marriage Bill was tied at 31—31; resulting in the motion being defeated. Archived from the original on 12 November Canadian tourist Erin Dietzel, 26, said no one should be denied the basic right of being legally able to marry.
They also argue human rights issues affecting a minority should be decided by a representative Parliament and that Parliament has not in the past and should not now, abrogate its responsibilities on important human rights issues.
The results of the survey including participation rates were released at a national level, at a state and territory level and at an electorate level. Same-sex marriage has been on the political agenda in Australia for several years, as part of the broader debate about the legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
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Retrieved 19 August Australians with stocks in banks may need to rethink their finances, says leading analyst. On Friday, the Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, wrote an open pastoral letter to the country's 5.
Archived from the original on 1 September The rally comes weeks before the start of a nationwide postal vote on whether the law should be changed to allow same-sex unions.
His comments came after a week Hart controversially warned the church's own , staff employees that they would be sacked if they attempted to marry a partner of the same gender. It will ask people whether or not the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Retrieved 14 October Retrieved 15 October Australian national electorate votes to support same-sex marriage.