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Postal vote on gay marriage triggers furore

11 Agosto 2017, 04:52 | Azura Castelo



Supporters of same-sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6. The disagreements include whether to put the issue to legislators or voters, and whether that should be through the mail or a national vote, known in Australia as a plebiscite. The Liberal-National Coalition attempted to legalize same-sex marriage a year ago, but the proposal was narrowly defeated. It had already attempted once in October 2016.

Yesterday the Senate rejected the federal government's second bid for a compulsory postal plebiscite, forcing the government to adopt its plan-B of a voluntary postal vote.

'I am planning on doing everything in my power to get my say in this plebiscite, ' Lucinda Bayly told AAP.

It is sadly true that the campaign will lead to nasty things being said about gay Australians.

Labor leader Bill Shorten has thrown his support behind the "yes" campaign for Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey, but says it doesn't mean he respects the process.

Finally, I look forward to the day when my brother, and other friends and family members, can have their committed and loving relationships recognized in law!

Labor dogged the plebiscite in October a year ago, insisting the matter should be put to a free vote in Parliament instead.

"LGBTI Australians have every right to feel let down by their parliament today and to consider the postal survey the latest in a long line of insults".

Labor senator Katy Gallagher.

"They simply can not countenance people like me and others being equal", she said. Turnbull said he is confident that the postal option did not need Senate endorsement.

The ALP could walk away from a negative outcome relatively easily, blaming process and a divided government, and saying the result was out of kilter with widely-measured community views. In voting down the plebiscite bill, Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek wondered why the government was content in spending so much money on a non-binding vote, which would still go to Parliament even if the people vote "yes".

PIAC is seeking to have the matter heard urgently in the High Court as postal vote ballot papers are due to hit mailboxes from September 12.

Australia is one of only a few English-speaking countries where same-sex marriage is not legal, lagging behind the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and the United States.

Senator Seselja told Sky News on Thursday politicians should honour the results of the vote in Parliament.

MATHIAS Cormann had his answers well-rehearsed on the Liberal party's proposed same-sex marriage postal plebiscite ahead of a TV grilling last night. The nation is facing a non-binding poll on equal marriage simply because there are enough bigots and homophobes in Turnbull's ranks to have his government doing everything it can to delay the inevitable.

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