Australian Senate passes marriage equality bill

Australia Senate Squashes Attempts to Protect Religious Freedom During Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Australia Senate Squashes Attempts to Protect Religious Freedom During Same-Sex Marriage Vote

The Senate passed the same-sex marriage bill 43-12 on Wednesday.

Australian Marriage Equality spokesman Alex Greenwich was expecting low-key celebrations on Wednesday night after the bill cleared its first hurdle.

The bill's imminent passage comes after three days of debate in the Senate. Smith's Bill had cross-party support from all sides of the Senate chamber. Dean Smith shared the story of why he'd chose to author the marriage equality bill. "It's time for our MPs to get this done".

Repeating a concern that he voiced several times during the senate debate, Senator Abetz said that Senator Smith's bill went further than most Australians realised because it would also allow transgender and intersex people to Wednesday.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the government was committed to seeing that legalising same-sex marriage was a reality before 25 December. This was despite the fact the majority - 63.6% - of Tasmanians voted in favour of same-sex marriage.

Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale said this historic moment made him proud of his country.

"Despite millions of Australian receiving their postal votes in the mail, there were many who did not receive their forms and so were deprived of their right of participating in this survey", Burston said. "It says - you are one of us".

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Australia recently held a national non-binding postal survey that asked eligible voters if they agreed that the "law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry". Smith, who is gay, said his vote would have been a "No" three years ago. "Tori lost his life in the Lindt café siege".

It also includes a clause where "religious marriage celebrants" are not required to officiate same-sex weddings if it violates tenets of their faith. "The more the debate was resisted, the more the strength was found to fight for it", he said. But the impositions on speech and religious liberty the United States has experienced in just two years since the Obergefell decision could happen in one fell swoop if Parliament passes legislation now under consideration, Shelton said.

"In the course of a generation, we have seen the LGBTI community move from rejection to tolerance, from tolerance to acceptance, and from acceptance to embrace", he said, according to BuzzFeed.

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