Despite his opposition to equal marriage, Prime Minister Tony Abbott plans to hold a plebiscite on the equal marriage issue.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to grant a free vote to its MPs on equal marriage.
Support for marriage equality in Australia reached a new record, according to an online survey conducted by Fairfax/Ipsos.
Yesterday, I informed you that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused a referendum on equal marriage. It seems that according to the Australian laws, a referendum cannot be organized if it concerns a legislative change, it has to be a constitutional change.
Also, and this is good news, the Labor Party has decided not to wait until the year-end session to introduce its marriage equality bill in parliament. No, they will submit it next week!
After the legalization of marriage equality with a referendum in Ireland, many other countries would also be able to organize a referendum on the issue like Australia. For several years now, we know, through numerous polls, that Australians are in favor of equal marriage. But Prime Minister Tony Abbott said again that there would be no referendum on equal marriage in Australia.
In Australia, a third bill to make recognize the out-of-country same-sex marriages will be introduced.