Indeed, it is uncertain a vote to legalize equal marriage to be organized this year. Things are very vague in Australia.
Last week I wrote about the agenda set by the Australian government: first elections, and then a plebiscite, and finally a vote.
Except that on one side, governement's Attorney General George Brandis said that the plebiscite would be held "before the end of the year". He did not specify a date for the vote.
The problem then is that a Prime Minister's spokesperson said that first, there was no precise date for the holding of the plebiscite.
He said the agenda of Mr. Prime Minister did not immediately allow the holding of the plebiscite. Equality of all his citizens really matters to him!
"If the governement allowed a free vote in parliament we could have marriage equality next week rather than delaying until the end of the year by putting the issue to an expensive and unnecessary plebiscite.
"But if there is to be a plebiscite the result should automatically change the law and not return to parliament for further debate and delays," Rodney Croome of the Australian Marriage Equality said.