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Sometimes the system works

Thank you, Premier Kristina Keneally, Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and Nationals leader Andrew Stoner for allowing a conscience vote in the NSW lower house on the Adoption Amendment (Same Sex Couples) Bill (No.2). Why every vote is not a conscience … Continue reading

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This dude gets it

Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians. The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex couples… Proposition … Continue reading

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Privatise marriage!

An excellent article in Slate making exactly the same sort of arguments the LDP makes regarding marriage, gay marriage, and the involvement of the state in both. The article’s conclusion puts it very well: Marriage is an important institution. The … Continue reading

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Proposition 8 passes

A sad addendum to the worldwide euphoria after Obama’s win – among dozens of ballot initiatives (referenda) that were also decided upon, Californians voted to change the law so that gay couples can no longer marry, after their Supreme Court … Continue reading

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