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Gay parental leave

By johnboy - 6 August 2008 71

We should have elections more often.

Yesterday Andrew Barr announced the passage of the Parental Leave Legislation Amendment Bill 2008.

    “The Parental Leave Legislation Amendment ACT 2008 removes yet another form of discrimination against same-sex couples and their children in the ACT and builds on our work to secure equal rights for all Canberrans,” Mr Barr said.

Surely the relationship of the parents to the child is more important in this matter than their relationship with each other?

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Thumper 8:06 am 08 Aug 08

I don’t know why anyone is even discussing this. A kid is sick, someone has to look after the little tacker.

End of story I would have thought.

simbo 7:47 am 08 Aug 08

On the other hand, if you do happen to be one of the plethora of Dave’s I knew back in 1997… you probably know the circumstances, since I think all of ’em found out one way or another…

simbo 7:23 am 08 Aug 08

BigDave said :

Tell us about your highly unfortunate encounter simbo.

BigDave, to say you haven’t earned the right to know the full circumstances would be a massive understatment. However, let’s just say it was not good for me, it was not good for her, and nobody really emerges with much honour from the experience.

DJ 3:01 am 08 Aug 08

Why does it need to be legislated? I haven’t heard of anybody, from any lifestyle choice group (was that PC enough?), being denied leave to look after a child….

johnboy 12:34 am 08 Aug 08

BigDave said :

You asked, I answered, bigot.

Actually bigotry would be to assume all homophobes were as puerile as big dave.

peter@home 11:10 pm 07 Aug 08

shouldn’t that be boys and girls, boys and boys and girls and girls?

BigDave 10:59 pm 07 Aug 08


Goodnight boys and girls…

tap 10:27 pm 07 Aug 08

Might let that one go.

BigDave 10:20 pm 07 Aug 08

Still fighting for the BS machine?

BigDave 10:19 pm 07 Aug 08

Tell us about your highly unfortunate encounter simbo.

tap 10:18 pm 07 Aug 08

Im bigotted against bigdaves, its true.

Still fighting for the victim status are you??

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