Labor tries to stop overseas gay marriages

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Joined in 2007
August 3, 2010, 13:19

In a move that has saddened many members of the gay community Julia Gillard is firming her stance on gay marriage, by upholding legislation that would prevent Australian gay couples from marrying overseas.

“As if it’s not bad enough that the Government’s ban on same-sex marriages forces hundreds of Australians to marry overseas every year, often at great expense and without their families and friends present, the Government still wants to reach around the world in an effort to stop these Australians marrying,” says Australian Marriage Equality National Convener, Alex Greenwich.

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Anthony Venn-Brown
Joined in 2005
August 3, 2010, 13:25

how mean spirited….and labor used to be for the underdog and the average person……how far they are moved from the reality of what everyday Australians think these days.

Joined in 2009
August 3, 2010, 15:52

That is incredibly sad. Only 29% of Australians are homophobic, according to 2008 Morgan research!

We have a long way to go, but we should never give up. We will win in the end.

August 3, 2010, 16:10

This press release from AME is not entirely accurate (how typical of them of late).

The document they talk about is NOT REQUIRED in most countries that have Same-Sex Marriage. So basically this is no big deal and is no change to what has and already is occurring.

For example you can and will still be able to fly to Canada and get married with or with out the document they are referring to.


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