Tag: Marriage Equality

To those who think the YES campaign is too “in your face” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I know we are supposed to show respect to the NO side in the marriage equality debate but for how long? When Robert Menzies introduced the Marriage Act in 1961, a Country Party senator wanted to change the act to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. The amendment was voted down…

Source: To those who think the YES campaign is too “in your face” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: Words left unsaid. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 9 September 2017 Have you ever written something and felt that you hadn’t finished what you intended to say? Such was the case after I had completed my Friday post; “Out of gas, steam, and no energy for gay marriage.” When I reread it later it seemed empty of conclusion. Now that the High…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Words left unsaid. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Burst your bubble Australia: marriage equality edition starring Bolt, Jones, Latham and Devine | Jason Wilson | Australia news | The Guardian

Rather than directly disputing the idea that same-sex couples should have the right to marry, they are highlighting the left’s allegedly intemperate rhetoric and dirty tricks. Rather than asking whether it’s anyone’s business who marries whom, they are trying desperately to make it into a question about something else.

Source: Burst your bubble Australia: marriage equality edition starring Bolt, Jones, Latham and Devine | Jason Wilson | Australia news | The Guardian

Day to Day Politics: Abbott makes his intentions known. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

1 In a doorstop interview on a cold and winter day in Canberra the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott made his intentions known as to how he will campaign for the ‘NO’ vote.He intends linking it to free speech.He intends linking it to political correctness.He intends linking it to freedom of religion.It wasn’t my intention to continue with this subject today but I recalled when working on the Republic campaign in 1999 just how dangerous Tony Abbott was. John Howard played good cop and Abbott and Nick Minchin played bad cops.They did so by scare-mongering, lying and fabricating impossible situations like riots with alsatians in the streets.His intention is clear. He will if he can turn the plebiscite into a public brawl on these unrelated issues. He will try to drag Turnbull into an ideological demarcation dispute – separating the right and left of his party.In meat in the middle of Abbott’s sandwich will be lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people whose emotional wellbeing he gives not a thought.How on earth the three things he mentioned are related to a question about marriage equality are beyond me, but the devious Abbott – who couldn’t lie straight in bed – will find a way.

Source: Day to Day Politics: Abbott makes his intentions known. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Abbott Solution with Turnbull’s support. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wednesday 9 August 2017 So the best-assembled brains-trust ever in the history of Australian politics has decided to let the issue of Marriage Equality go yet again down the path of a plebiscite. So desperate they are to have the public confirm what is already known that they are prepared to spend up to $170…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Abbott Solution with Turnbull’s support. – » The Australian Independent Media Network