Australia Moves Quickly to Outlaw Same-Sex 'Marriage'

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    Australia Moves Quickly to Outlaw Same-Sex 'Marriage'
    By Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com Pacific Rim Bureau Chief
    May 28, 2004

    Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - Pre-empting moves by homosexuals to have their foreign "marriages" recognized under Australian law, Prime Minister John Howard has introduced legislation banning same-sex marriage as well as preventing same-sex couples from adopting children abroad.

    The marriage ban is likely to pass easily and quickly into law, as the opposition Labor Party said it would support the legislation in the federal parliament. Labor was still considering its position on the adoption measure.

    Howard told a commercial radio station Friday that the move was not intended to offend anyone, "but I equally don't apologize for wanting to put into the law the simple proposition that a marriage is a union between a man and a woman - hopefully for life."

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    Excellent move on Australia's part. Seems they have less beuraecracy to maneuver through. Just a matter of time until the election is over and then Bush can get down to business with the federal ban on queer marriage.
     
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    I wonder how Prime Minister John Howard is being portrayed by the Australian media on this issue? Is he a right wing conservative religious zealot that should have his regime removed from office?
     
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    I don't know, interesting question. Don't know much about their media but if their media is anything like ours he is being smeared all over tv and print as a homophobe and hatemonger.
     
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    bueracracy? you mean little things like the constitution and bill of rights I assume.
     
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    Makes me wonder what the hell they're doing in Australia. First they legislate a nation wide gun ban and destroy all the fire arms and violent crimes sky rocket. Then they turn around and act like they know right from wrong and ban queer marriage. WTF.
     
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    Get your head out of your ass Melvin! Banning gay marriage violates no constitutional right of any citizen of this country. Nice try, better luck next time. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow first Bermuda now Australia...




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    I thought the federal government controlling marriage and telling people what they can do in their life was unconstutional? Oh'yess, I forgot!!! You make shit up and you choose what is or isn't. lol Silly me.
     
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    But Australia is so enlightened, they banned guns.
     
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