WOGP News - Labor MPs and Senators will not be bound to vote for same-sex marriage until 2019.
After hours of negotiations the party's Right faction cobbled together the numbers to amend a motion from the Left that would have forced MPs and Senators to be bound in the next term of Parliament.
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WOGPNews: Australia will introduce a same-sex marriage Bill to Parliament in August, according to media reports.The marriage equality Bill will have cross-party sponsorship, and supporters are pushing for a conscience vote. It is set to be introduced on August 11.
CINCINNATI - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Aug. 6 split 2-1, with Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the majority opinion. The ruling creates a divide among federal appeals courts, increasing the likelihood the Supreme Court will now take up the issue.
The 64-page ruling cites the need to allow "change through the customary political processes," rather than through court cases.
The ruling concluded that states have the right to set rules for marriage. More Reading >>>>>
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