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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 11:23PM

Australia is now the 24th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/asia/australia-same-sex-marriage-intl/index.html

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Posted by: oldpobot ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 11:40PM

yes, finally. It was a hell of a process, because the right wing of the governing Liberal Party (actually a conservative party) made it as hard as possible. We had to have a non-binding snail mail vote, which came down emphatically in favour, so the hardline conservatives in government had to fold. They passed a bill very quickly, and there are no 'religious rights' protections in it. Bakers will have to bake gay wedding cakes, or fall foul of existing anti-discrimination legislation.

In a few weeks, no-one will care, and we will be saying "what was all that fuss about?"

Stats from other countries suggest that more women than men will marry, and that these marriages will last about as long as hetero-marriages do. But at least we all have equal rights in that regard now, which is the main thing.

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Posted by: Atari ( )
Date: December 08, 2017 08:31AM

And the stone of progress keeps rolling right over the religious bigots.

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Date: December 08, 2017 08:33AM


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