Thursday, 30 September 2010

Gay 'marriage' - wins and losses

The battle over gay 'marriage' continues in Australia with a loss, but a positive sign. 

Yesterday, Tasmania's Upper House passed legislation to recognize relationships from other jurisdictions.  Now that the Australian dollar is at parity with the loonie, I expect gay tourism to Canada will soar...well perhaps not given the huge population of Tasmania.

But on the positive side, at the Federal level PM Julia Gillard has confirmed that Labor MPs and Senators will not be given a conscience vote on any legislation on this subject from the Greens, but will be required to uphold the party platform of support for marriage as between a man and a woman.  That means any such legislation is not an issue, at least until this Parliament either collapses (courtesy of Mr Abbott) or runs its term...

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