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Australian Parliament Blocks Same-Sex Marriage

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The Prime minister wants this but the opposition have blocked it. but that's the job of the opposition. To oppose the government.
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Australia's Marriage Act currently specifies marriage as a union between a man and a woman. If parliament approves a vote, Australians will be asked next February:"Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry.
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Plans for a public vote on same-sex marriage in Australia have been dealt a blow by the Labor Party which voted to block a referendum amid fears of an ugly campaign.
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Parliament will still vote on whether to hold the plebiscite, but without opposition and crossbench support it is unlikely to pass the senate.
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"(In 2015) it looked as though the supporters of same-sex marriage almost had a majority in the Parliament, so you can only be skeptical (the plebiscite) was a method to stall the process and try to ensure same-sex marriage was defeated in Australia," he told CNN.
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I would have thought American policy may have influenced the vote.
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Australian opposition MPs have said they will block the prime minister's plan to hold a national vote on legalising same-sex marriage.
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What about civil rights for all? It's unfair.
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I think its sad in 2016 we are still fighting for equal rights for all humans.
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I think they should let the people vote for what they want verses Parliament blocking it.
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