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Marriage equality: Labor promises private member's bill when parliament resumes

The Guardian - ‎26.07.2016‎
However, the bill may pass the Senate, where the Coalition does not have a majority, and could put further pressure on the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to allow a free vote on marriage equality. Dreyfus criticised the plebiscite as an invention of ...

Marriage equality plebiscite not as popular as Turnbull claims, poll shows

The Guardian - ‎20.07.2016‎
A new poll has found that only 48% of Australians back a marriage equality plebiscite, casting doubt over the government's claim the “overwhelming majority” of Australians back the idea. Galaxy asked 1,000 Australian voters “regardless of your views on ...

PFLAG polls on plebiscite

Crikey (registration) - ‎24.07.2016‎
PFLAG polls on plebiscite. The PFLAG support group is asking members if it should end opposition to marriage equality plebiscite, in order to fight the big fight.

Voter Guide: Slate of 8 candidates compete for 85th District seat - ‎26.07.2016‎
In addition, I support the Democratic position regarding marriage equality and the rights of the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to healthcare and employment rights.

What our crazy uncle is saying now

Courier Mail - ‎25.07.2016‎
Over the weekend colourful Queensland federal Liberal National MP George Christensen, in between hysterical pronouncements about the Islamist threat, put forward his solution to fund the generous superannuation tax concession that benefit Australia's ...

Daniel Andrews Is Urging The PM To Bin The Marriage Equality Plebiscite As The Debate Gears Up

Junkee - ‎24.07.2016‎
With Malcolm Turnbull's government back in power and the PM eager to please the conservative voters which got him there, the promised plebiscite on Australian marriage equality is officially on its way. And ... This means that, despite the whole ...

All The Questions You Were Embarrassed To Ask About The Election

Huffington Post Australia - ‎22.07.2016‎
As we reported, pretty much all the seats have been decided, but the Queensland seat of Herbert is heading for a recount after the votes between sitting Liberal MP Ewen Jones and Labor challenger Cathy O'Toole were too close to call a winner. The ...

Why the triple talaq case before Supreme Court is different from Shah Bano's in 1986

The Indian Express - ‎24.07.2016‎
The Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) is intent on making it a triple talaq versus Islam debate - which would change the rules of the game for the older set of rivals.

Plebiscite or bust?

Gay News Network - ‎17.07.2016‎
The first is the Malcolm Turnbull argument: a plebiscite provides a clear and quick path forward because the majority of Australians support marriage equality and politicians won't dare defy the people. ... Opponents of equality will campaign in ...

Scotland's gay politicians tell of suffering in school as they back LBGT teaching in classroom

Herald Scotland - ‎23.07.2016‎
A GROUP of high-profile gay and lesbian Scottish politicians have stepped forward to back calls for LGBTI issues to be taught in all schools in order to tackle discrimination, bullying and homophobia.

Thatcher files show how Iran's shah was denied UK asylum

The Guardian (blog) - ‎21.07.2016‎
The Foreign Office said Wright had gone to explain the government's position to the shah and to “explain the difficulties which his coming to Britain would present”. The Bahamas ... You can still read comments, but please come back later to add your ...

Why I'm going to scream if one more person denies that there is sexism on the left

New Statesman - ‎21.07.2016‎
Let's go back and look at the ballot a year ago. Fine, Jeremy ... But that doesn't explain why otherwise intelligent, kind, thoughtful men will tie themselves in knots to find any explanation other than sexism for obvious inequality. Maybe ... They ...

Conservatives Promise To Allow Plebiscite They've Promised To Ignore

SBS - ‎20.07.2016‎
Conservative MPs have promised overnight that they will not block any moves to push forward the unnecessary plebiscite on marriage equality claiming they would do nothing to stand in its way, particularly as they just intend to ignore the results anyway.

The ins and outs of Malcolm Turnbull's expanded cabinet

The Saturday Paper (subscription) - ‎22.07.2016‎
“He's a sitting duck and he knows it,” was the way one of his MPs put it. The assessment is ... But amazingly, after the meeting, the party's pollster, Mark Textor, told one of the few Liberal women to make it back that “in February the government was ...

Australian PM promises public vote on equal marriage 'as soon as possible' following election victory

PinkNews - ‎18.07.2016‎
Though there is expected to be a strong majority for equal marriage in the new Parliament due to the Labor Party's election gains, it is unclear if Labor would agree to enable a plebiscite. The government would likely have to rely on the opposition ...

Theresa May has promoted women. But she's a Tory first and a feminist second

The Guardian - ‎14.07.2016‎
If a woman is the leading candidate, most Tories can live with that. May's acceptance speech was all about one-nation Conservatism but they know her record in government includes support for totemic policies such as the bedroom tax.

Media Watch Dog: Q&A star Khaled Elomar's bigotry revealed

The Australian - ‎21.07.2016‎
And often not when he is interviewed on the Conservative Free Zone that is the ABC which does not have a conservative presenter, producer or editor for any of its prominent television, radio or online outlets.

Change gonna come – it's on our MPs to own it

Royal Gazette - ‎18.07.2016‎
Change gonna come - it's on our MPs to own it ... were the seniors shown up by the juniors in crystallising the folly of writing discrimination into the Human Rights Act, but they also brought home the human element to the extent that there is now hope ...

New poll suggests most Australians don't want a plebiscite

Same Same - ‎20.07.2016‎
Only a minority of Australians back a marriage equality plebiscite, suggest a new poll - and support for it falls to a quarter when they are informed of the cost and the fact it won't be binding on MPs. ... scale up its anti-plebiscite advocacy with ...

Furbert defiant in defeat

Royal Gazette - ‎14.07.2016‎
“We will bring the Bill back. I am sure that the House will overwhelmingly again support it.” Asked whether he was disappointed with the outcome of the vote, Mr Furbert said: “I'm not disappointed because I respect people's views.