“I don’t” – Australia’s parliament says no to gay marriage

The ALP’s marriage equality bill was voted down in the House of Representatives today 42 to 98. The result has been disappointing for gay marriage advocates who were hoping the Australian parliament might at last reflect the views of the majority of Australians – who polls consistently show support the idea.
But marriage equality wasn’t the only casualty of today’s vote… South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi resigned as Parliamentary Secretary to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott this morning after making controversial remarks in the Senate last night.
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This story first appeared on The Wire

2 thoughts on ““I don’t” – Australia’s parliament says no to gay marriage

  1. The Parliament’s vote wasn’t the “Slap in the Face” – it was the disgusting comments by Bernardi. No we see that some people not only equate same sex attraction to Paedophilia, but bestiality as well. It’s a pity he resigned – he should have been unceremoniously kicked out.

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