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Gay marriage plebiscite - Result YES to SSM

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bad Billy, Aug 15, 2017.

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Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?

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  1. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Immortal

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    What's your position, and why ?
    Personally, while I'm not fussed either way, I'm not entirely sure what this will achieve.
    Gay couples already have the same legal rights and obligations as married and de-facto couples.
    Regardless of the result, churches won't be forced to marry gay couples.
    The only thing to be gained from this, is the bit of paper from births, deaths and marriages that says "on this day, these people were married" (mine's in a box, in a cupboard somewhere)
    Is it really worth it ?
     
  2. Gotenks

    Gotenks Immortal Gilded

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    Who gives a shit tbh, just a waste of money and time. Just let them get married and be done with it.
     
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  3. Wolfmother

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    It's not marriage.. The fundamental requirements are not met so how can it be?
     
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  4. south of heaven

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    Well they have had plenty of practice of putting a ring on the finger
     
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  5. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Terry Lamb 1996

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    i say let them get married but only if they achieve a very difficult task to prove that they really wanted to get married and it wasnt just a thing about getting their human rights

    for example if they run a marathon in a very good ethiopian type time they can get married
     
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  6. Bad Billy

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    Baaaaaahahahaha.
     
  7. south of heaven

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    In dickness and in health
     
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  8. CroydonDog

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    I'm not interested in advocating for or against SSM here. People i'm sure have already made up their minds.

    But regardless of what you believe, this "plebiscite" is a waste of fucking money. Its costing $120m+, and is being done voluntarily by post, FFS. Hello, 19th century. The government has backed itself into a corner, and as it doesn't want make the hard decisions, has chosen to kick the can down the road. It's pathetic governing (I would say this regardless of who was in power).

    As well as the cost, it will also be distracting all politics for the next couple of months, when there are so many other things to deal with. Never mind that today, Bob Katter has threatened to withdraw supply and confidence the government , and with all this hoo-haa about dual citizenship, we may have to have another election soon as well. This parliament is probably less stable than Whitlam's was before it was sacked.

    If you want to do an opinion poll that is non binding, and voluntary, and therefore pretty much means nothing, except to give one party the go ahead or not to hold a free vote in parliament, there are already hundreds of those available, and they didn't cost over $100m.

    Just have a vote, and let the tiles fall where they do, or don't have one. Like you do with every other law.
     
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  9. CroydonDog

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    You seem to be quite intimate with the workings of homosexual activities...
     
  10. south of heaven

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    Yeah bro in law works for me occasionally hes a poof. He even calls things poofters now god bless him
     
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  11. Boxer

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    2 dicks don't make a vigina .
     
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  12. south of heaven

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    No but the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline does make virginia
     
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  13. Boxer

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    Lol nice fucking place.
     
  14. WhoAteDepay's

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    I have a dick what about you? (Male Voice) Pussy pussy
     
  15. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    No, it's not worth it. $122,000,000 that could go towards hospitals, schools, roads, defense, ANYTHING ELSE
     
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  16. Rodzilla

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    btw i think the voluntary part of it is to produce a closer result because only people who care enough about it will vote

    i think people who dont care about it would probably support it with a 'why not' mentality
     
  17. Zee

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    they are already allowed to live as a couple and have a relationship

    why stop them going all the way, let them get married by a gay priest or gay imam in a gay church / gay mosque.
     
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  18. Boxer

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    And they can eat all the gay times they want.
     
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  19. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Terry Lamb 1996

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    gaytimes have got nothing to do with homosexuality ffs, i think the gay part references being happy

    im heterosexual and i have love gaytime
     
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  20. Boxer

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    I believe you MR gaytime ;)
     
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