Australian Government at Odds over Same Sex Marriage
You may be shocked to hear but Australia still doesn’t have same sex marriage. With large metropolitan and open-minded cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – folks often forget they are still fighting the fight Down Under. So what’s the latest? Recently, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared he wants a public vote on same sex marriage because he is not a “dictator.” He also has said that a public vote is the quickest and easiest way to legalize same sex marriage because after the public vote, a parliamentary vote must be held.
The Labour Party wants a parliamentary vote only. The Labour Party calls the public vote “expensive and pointless.”
The cost of the public vote would be between $160 million – $500 billion dollars and its taxpayers money, when the majority of parliamentarians in Australia are pro-same-sex marriage.
We’re watching Australia.
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/08/28/australian-prime-minister-calls-labor-villains-for-threat-to-block-public-same-sex-marriage-vote/?utm_source=PNT&utm_medium=SocialTwitter&utm_content=TwitterJM&utm_campaign=PNTwitterTags: Australia, LGBT, LGBTQ, marriage equality, same-sex marriage