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Magda Szubanski I Do Marriage Equality Shirt

Comedian Magda Szubanski engaged in a passionate debate with Deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash over the government’s planned marriage equality plebiscite on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s Q&A. Senator Nash argued the plebiscite gave “every single Australian the right to have say” on marriage equality, but Szubanski said the poll’s $160 million cost would be …

government plebiscite marriage equality

Sources claim Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will ask Labor MPs to block the Government plebiscite on marriage equality. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday introduced the bill to parliament. If passed, it would establish the non-binding public vote for February 11 next year. The plebiscite will see voters asked: “Should the law be changed to …

Senator Dean Smith gay liberal senator marriage plebiscite

The first openly gay Liberal senator Dean Smith states that he won’t vote for the marriage plebiscite. Additionally, Mr Smith described the idea of a plebiscite to Fairfax Media as ‘abhorrent’. The gay Liberal senator also said he would cross the floor or abstain from voting for the legislation enabling the public vote. “As a lifelong …

Rainbow Families Photo

Rainbow families from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory will travel to Canberra next month to discuss marriage equality with MPs at Parliament House and to push for the government to abandon its proposed plebiscite on the issue. The Rainbow Families group is seeking a small number of families from across …

Julia Gillard Change opinion SSM

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she has changed her position on same-sex marriage! and that she would vote in favour of marriage equality if a public plebiscite were to be held. Gillard made the announcement this week while delivering a speech to the Melbourne College of Law and Justice, adding that she was making …