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Old 07-12-2017, 07:56 PM
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Same Sex Marriage Bill passes

This a momentous day in Australian history and to all those IIS'ers who have been waiting for this day.. sheesh! better late than never, huh? ...heart felt thoughts to you and your loving partners ..now go get married!

Regardless of the difficult, contentious and in many ways unnecessary, dog in a manger, road taken to get to today, t'is a (rare) great day in our democracy

I am, you are, we are Australian!

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Well said Mike!

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it is great, but i am sick to the eye teeth with it all!
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:01 PM
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Can't escape it in Canberra...billboards, truck billboards and public buses...

Whatever makes people happy.
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This a momentous day in Australian history and to all those IIS'ers who have been waiting for this day.. sheesh! better late than never, huh? ...heart felt thoughts to you and your loving partners ..now go get married!

Regardless of the difficult, contentious and in many ways unnecessary, dog in a manger, road taken to get to today, t'is a (rare) great day in our democracy

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if they past other bills as quick as this one we would all be better off not just ones iam sick of hearing about
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:31 PM
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But I did not send my vote in...lost it some place and my rate notice.

This is great news for many reasons but I am really surprised anything was done and expected years more of no action.
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Stop the world. I want to get off.

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Spare a thought for the people who voted "no".
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I just realised this means TV content is definitely going to get worse! Aagh, also the commercials!

I'll have to eat my breakfast with no TV
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It's also a day that's enough to make 40%+ of the population want to vomit.... Thought we were supposed to be politics free here?
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It's also a day that's enough to make 40%+ of the population want to vomit.... Thought we were supposed to be politics free here?
No not political, just a basic human right being applauded here for the many IIS members that now have the same legal right to marry when they love someone. DUN done.
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I just realised this means TV content is definitely going to get worse! Aagh, also the commercials!

I'll have to eat my breakfast with no TV
What, you mean something is going to change? You obviously havenít watched the ABC or SBS for the past decade or more.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:50 AM
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I mainly watch re-runs and old dvd movies.

Who would have thought in some ways those shows would be closer to normal life than real life?
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About time, civilisation has reached the apex in Oz.
I can't believe how long it took to reach a point where we regard love and compassion a basic human right
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You know of course that nothing has changed. Property rights for Gay couples have not changed, the status of de facto relationships is unchanged. All that has changed is that 5% of the population can participate in an increasingly unpopular relationship status, to be legally married.
The Political Elite seem very happy about this maybe that's the big win, they are distracted and maybe they will leave things alone for a while.
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David, that's a point that was put forward during the campaign. However, if 5% of the population are homosexuals then they are a minority. This vote was actually about giving full equal rights to that minority group.
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Yep.. why they should be better off than rest of us?
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David, that's a point that was put forward during the campaign. However, if 5% of the population are homosexuals then they are a minority. This vote was actually about giving full equal rights to that minority group.
I failed to comprehend the debate... My friends who were most strongly in the Yes camp were all in defacto relationships. Some who quite bravely supported the No campaign were married yet even within that group some were in de facto relationships.
At the end of the day, Civil Marriage is an anachronistic institution. I am simply amazed at the number of collum inches devoted to the Yes campaign, amongst those proponents Ms Gillard who is quite famously in a de facto relationship.
What new rights are conferred on Gays' who choose to be married? Do they have new property rights etc:? If they had previously chosen to live in a de facto relationship then they have already had conferred upon them every single right and responsibility that can be granted via Civil marriage.
There is no distinction between a Civil Marriage & a De Facto relationship. This debate has made the Political Elite happy, possibly pleased a proportion of the 5% who are Gay, but beyond this, the debate, the vote, was a huge and costly distraction and the entailed most rampant use of Motherhood statements I have seen in an age.
If Civil Marriage was important, then the majority of couples would be getting married and they are clearly not getting married. The Elites are happy, the SMH is happy, therefore we must all be happy.
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