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Gay unions to be legal in the ACT

By jennybel75 - 11 November 2009 117

New.com.au is running this story on the passing of the Civil Unions bill in the ACT.

Should be passed later today. Let’s hope so and let’s hope that the Federal Government doesn’t use it’s powers to overturn it this time.

The bill passed just after lunchtime. So, let’s wait and see what the Feds do!

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117 Responses to
Gay unions to be legal in the ACT
Thumper 12:14 pm 12 Nov 09

I think Sepi has nailed it with this one…

willo 12:12 pm 12 Nov 09

i am against gay marriage……that will lead to gay divorce……and THAT will be bitchy…..

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 12:01 pm 12 Nov 09

Thoroughly Smashed said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

On a more serious note, we’ve been down this path before, and wasted time and effort. Why do it again?

What do you do when an issue that’s personally important to you fails a few times, simply drop it?

Work out another way to solve it. If petitioning your govt repeatedly fails, try something different. If you want to be married to your gay partner, how about doing it in a place where it’s legal? Not to be cynical, but if I lived in a place where my kids weren’t allowed to go to school if they were female, I’d move somewhere where they could.

I’m not suggested people wanting gay marriage should all leave, but thinking of different ways to get the outcome you want rather than trying the same thing over and over could be more effective.

If it were me personally, I’d go ‘get married’ overseas somewhere, then return here and register the union. For some that would be an acceptable outcome, for others not. How about some outside the box thinking…?

Thoroughly Smashed 11:54 am 12 Nov 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

On a more serious note, we’ve been down this path before, and wasted time and effort. Why do it again?

What do you do when an issue that’s personally important to you fails a few times, simply drop it?

deezagood 11:53 am 12 Nov 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

On a more serious note, we’ve been down this path before, and wasted time and effort. Why do it again?

I hope it is because the ACT government is not a bunch of quitters … I am trying to teach my kids that if you fail at something, then try and try again, change tact, review strategy and never, ever give up. You just never know – this might be the time they succeed. I’d really love to see the ACT lead the way on this issue.

p1 11:21 am 12 Nov 09

Sepi, that is just cynical enough to be right. Will be interesting to see.

sepi 11:02 am 12 Nov 09

Perhaps if the sri lankan immigration debacle goes on much longer, rudd will allow ACT to have same sex marriage, just to get something else on the front of thse papers for a few days.

Cameron 10:44 am 12 Nov 09

And compared to Africa and the Middle East the attitude here is enlightened. So what?

For right or wrong, it’s always been a divisive issue and probably will be for a long time. I for one support it. I certainly feel very strongly about our elected assembly being overruled by the Federal Government, irrespective of the issue.

Deadmandrinking 10:37 am 12 Nov 09

Jim Jones said :

It would actually be nice to see Rudd try to flatten this, if only so it could go to the High Court and become a national issue.

Compared to Europe in particular, the political attitude towards gay marriage in Australia is stupidly backwards and out of date.

Agreed. This plus the recent asylum seeker debacle makes me wonder if we really did vote Howard out? We did, didn’t we?

Jim Jones 9:14 am 12 Nov 09

It would actually be nice to see Rudd try to flatten this, if only so it could go to the High Court and become a national issue.

Compared to Europe in particular, the political attitude towards gay marriage in Australia is stupidly backwards and out of date.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 8:59 am 12 Nov 09

I only believe in gay marriage when both chicks are hot.

On a more serious note, we’ve been down this path before, and wasted time and effort. Why do it again?

Thumper 8:57 am 12 Nov 09

Rudd will flatten it with his big no apology, tough but humane, religious stick.

hk0reduck 7:53 am 12 Nov 09

They talked about this yesterday on Triple J’s Hack.

Morgan 8:12 pm 11 Nov 09

As much as I am opposed to the idea, I agree with Gary Humphries that the ACT should be allowed to make its own laws in the same way the states can.

If there is indeed a conflict with the marriage act then that is a matter for the High Court.

Fiona 7:59 pm 11 Nov 09

How long do we have to keep it up?

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