National vote on same-sex marriage in Australia blocked
Same-sex marriage (SSM) in Australia Part 18: 2016-MAR to JUL: Federal government delays plebiscite. Conflict heightens as election nears. This topic is continued from a previous essay. Throughout this web site, "SSM" refers to marriages by same-sex couples. "LGBT" refers to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender persons and transsexuals. 2016-MAR: The federal government …
Australians want same-sex marriage passed quickly in
The decision to hold a popular plebiscite on same-sex marriage was made by the Coalition in 2015, under the leadership of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. At that time, the idea of the plebiscite offered some hope to increasingly insistent same-sex marriage advocates, while also satisfying conservative Coalition MPs who staunchly opposed same-sex marriage (including Abbott).
7 things Vote Compass reveals about voters views on same
11/07/2016 09:17 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2016 Australia Turns Down National Vote On Same Sex Marriage . The proposal was voted down in the Senate by 33 to 29. David Gray / Reuters A gay-rights activist holds a banner during a rally supporting same-sex marriage in Sydney, Australia May 31, 2015. SYDNEY, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Australia’s bid to hold a national vote on whether to legalize same-sex