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Australian government faces backlash for gay marriage stance

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Tony Abbott
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is battling poor polling and internal divisions over whether Australia should lift a ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Australian government lawmaker introduces gay marriage bill

Monday, August 17, 2015
A new opinion poll confirmed that most Australians support same-sex marriage.
A 65-year-old former crocodile farmer has introduced legislation that would legalize gay marriage in Australia. ...

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Australian government undermines chance of gay marriage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Tony Abbott
The bill that would've allowed marriage equality is all but doomed. ...

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Australian Prime Minister blocks free vote on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott
He says maybe the nation can vote sometime after 2016. ...

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Australian Prime Minister brushes off snub to diplomat’s same-sex partner

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Australian ambassador to France Stephen Brady (right) and his partner Peter Stephens.
Ambassador Stephen Brady offered to resign after a disagreement involving Prime Minister Tony Abbott's reception at an airport tin Paris. ...

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Australia lawmaker: Gay marriage ban a ‘bizarre misappropriation of power’

Monday, July 14, 2014
David-Leyonhjelm
An Australian lawmaker is challenging Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow Members of Parliament a free vote on same-sex marriage and said he would introduce legislation to amend the federal marriage act as soon as that happens. Liberal Democratic Senator ...

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Tasmania lawmakers defer same-sex marriage debate to federal parliament

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tasmania
HOBART, Tasmania -- A motion to revive the debate over same-sex marriage in Tasmania's parliament was defeated in the Upper House Legislative Council Tuesday, as local MP's voted to leave the question up to the Federal Parliament in Canberra. ...

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Australian Prime Minister signals challenge to capital’s gay marriage bill

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tony Abbott
Newly elected Australian prime minster Tony Abbott said this week that his government is considering possibly blocking the Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) proposed same-sex marriage legislation. ...

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Christian lobby vows to block same-sex marriage efforts in Australian capital

Saturday, September 14, 2013
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CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian Christian Lobby, a powerful anti-gay political faction, announced this week that it will exert pressure on Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott, to override the Australian Capital Territory's proposed marriage equality law by passing a bill in ...

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Wife of likely Australia PM doesn’t support husband’s opposition to gay marriage

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Margie Abbott
FORESTVILLE, New South Wales -- Margie Abbott, wife of the man many expect to be elected the next Prime Minister of Australia, indicated in a television interview Thursday that she does not necessarily support her husband's staunch opposition to same-sex ...

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