Skip to comments.Gay marriage bill defeated (Australia)
Posted on 09/19/2012 6:09:00 AM PDT by massmike
A LABOR MP's bill to legalise same-sex marriage has been overwhelmingly defeated in the House of Representatives.
The result of the vote was 42-98.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott sat on the same side of the chamber to vote against the private bill, proposed by Labor backbencher Stephen Jones.
Labor allowed its members a conscience vote on the issue - meaning they did not have to all vote in the same way - but the coalition did not.
The government's front bench was split on the vote, with Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan and cabinet minister Chris Bowen voting with the coalition to oppose the bill.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd also voted to defeat the legislation.
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“Rule 1: NO POOFTAHS!”
Wow, it won’t even fly in Oz. And they’re WAAAAAAAAAY to our left.
I wonder if they will accept American refugeees after Obama destroys us? Because they are at the top of my list of places I would go to.
Yes,sanity lives on.
So when does the boycott start?
I long ago (1970s) predicted it would become the majority European-racial-heritage continent. Their lefties are trying their best, but Aus should prepare for the influx.
I’m out of luck, since they require immigrants to be employable and under 40; but my offspring still have a few years to make the decision.