People who are thinkin g about voting for gay marriage need to be aware of the Greens’ secret agenda. The Greens have refused to criticise the Muslim men who want to have multiple wives in Australia. They have also refused to criticise Muslims who put their children into forced or arranged marriages. The Greens have also refused to criticise Muslims who marry children as young as 12. This is how disgusting the Australian Greens are. They are a dangerous party that used to care about the environment and animals. Now they have been taken over by extremists. Don’t take a risk with this party. Vote Liberal or Labor. The Greens want marriage for transexuals and intend to start their campaign for it as soon as the gay marriage thing gets passed. But they don’t want people to know this yet.
I had two men show up at my front door today that told me if I don't vote yes on the issue there will be consequences
This is a government that has for years been a proponent of marriage equality. They passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2013, only for it to be struck down by the high court. ACT Labour has supported marriage equality through numerous terms and elections, so we should probably consider this "agenda" as public mandate.
Andrew Barr is a total scumbag. Funding for his own social and political persuasions, with same sex marriage. As a former resident of Canberra I was shocked to find the ACT Police on my doorstep one night as something I had said online had upset Andrew, or his boyfriend Anthony, or something. The attending police officers honestly weren't quite sure why they were visiting and they ended up half apologising to my landlord at the time. Heavy handed and shockingly arrogant, the rainbow flags over the capital for Valentine's Day said it all really. I'm NOT anti LGBTIQ but I'm getting tired of the politicking on all sides! If the Christian Right and Liberal left, including Mr 'arrogance' Barr gobbled each other alive I wouldn't lose one wink of sleep. Somebody save us all from this crazy, drawn out, energy sapping, patience depleting issue!!!!!!!!!
Will doing all this actually convince someone to vote yes?
I doubt anyone who is thinking of voting 'no' is going to look at a rainbow roundabout and say "well I suppose it makes sense for gays to marry each other"
If they were serious about ensuring a yes vote, they'd be engaging with people about the issue. But they aren't serious about the issue. They are only doing it as a publicity stunt
More rubbish. Shouldn't be doing this ridiculous waste of money bs anyway but at least giving teens the chance to have their say made sence. This is such a blatant way of trying to rigg the results by demographics. If this all goes ahead I hope it backfires big time and the yes vote overwhelmes them. Maybe we can all band together to talk to our neighbours and encourage them to participate.
What im worried about is when you have adult children living at home with Mum and Dad. Mum and Dad are deeply religious and are voting No but they take the adult kids ballots and vote No on them and send them off behind their back
Yes and how better a way to declare the result invalid than if respondents were later seen to have been legally invalid due to age, huh? Cynical? Who me? ;)
I don't know why Hollywood would be a good role model.....they spend more time getting divorced!!
It has far more implications than just the word marriage.....
Who is Margot Robbie ? Don't tell me I have to read the article or google her name to find out. Off topic isn't she an actor because actress identifies her gender and she may not be comfortable identifying as a female ? This SSM-LGBTTIQQ2SA mob are queer.
Thank God a celebrity told me what to think. I mean without them telling who to vote for and other social and political issues I would be lost!Because I'm just a person and I need people who's job it is to be glorified for being an 'actor' and in turn their superior moral, social, or political ideals toilet me know what to think.I guess being a sex symbol on Suicide Squad makes you better than us. Who gets out of bed at 0600 and works in a blue collar job. Thank you for letting me know where I should be in my place in the world.
Dont forget, no vote for equality has ever improved the freedom or liberty for anyone. It has only ever mainstreamed problems and normalised the plight.
Were still trying to close the gap remember!
I agree they should be allowed to marry if they want but it's not going to change anything regarding acceptance! Being able to marry does not make someone equal and it seems this is what they are seeing the issue as. It's unfair they can't marry currently and that is all this is about. If they are making it out to be more I can see why people are coming suspicious.
I fully respect Ian's right to have a loving relationship with anyone he wants. He cant feel the same as a hetro man considering marriage because marriage is about a lot more than just love. Ian already has equality he can register his relationship with another person and have a ceremony celebrating that union. Ian has been able to that since 2008 giving him full equality. What I can't understand is the motivation for same sex couples to change what hetro couples have when they already have equality in the eyes of the law, why do they also want equality in the eyes of God when they are so opposed to the church.
There has never been a equal society to start with, there wasn't one in the past, there isn't one now and there probably won't be one in the future the way this world is going at the moment
I saw him on the ABC this morning. But nobody was invited on to speak for the "no" campaign. I wish all media outlets, including the ABC, would at least try to be neutral and unbiased.
Hundreds of hours of coverage and commentary but no ones asking what the real question on the form will be?
It's not the fake news question of "do you want same sex marriage or equality" that's for sure!
The question will be "do you want to change the definition of marriage in the marriage act from man and woman to person and person"
That's the real question!
Once people understand and know this is the question understandably they will take offence at being declared gender neutral "persons"
My votes going straight in the bin, by the letter box! Simply not interested. Not being able to marry hasn't prevented my man & I, from loving or being loved in 25 years. The falling institution of marriage, comes with no guarantees of longevity.
If the yes vote is non binding, and the no vote means Parliament will not vote, shouldn't the question be asking if we want a parl vote or not?
Think of the money, and lives, saved if they had passed this last time.Why don't we hold off...another couple of months won't make much difference. Then get moving on election..get Labor in. Done deal he says. Hold him to it without exception.