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Old 04-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #1
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Same Sex Marriage Thread - Part III

Let's start this thread on a good note. A very good note.

New Zealand has just become the thirteenth country to legalise marriage equality. Parliament voted decisively, 77-44: Marriage Equality Bill Passes Parliamentary Vote | Stuff.co.nz

I am so, so proud of my country right now. Our history of being a progressive, decent country isn't dead yet. Fucking great stuff, everybody.
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Well done NZ.

Very cool.
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Good news out of NZ.
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Fantastic news, but christ it makes our government look absolutely pathetic. The saddest part is when the opposition takes over in September it will mean we are at the very least three years away from legalising it, more likely six and probably about a decade.

Fuck you Trevor Chappell.
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Fantastic news, but christ it makes our government look absolutely pathetic. The saddest part is when the opposition takes over in September it will mean we are at the very least three years away from legalising it, more likely six and probably about a decade.

Fuck you Trevor Chappell.


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I may or may not have got a little choked up when parliament and the gallery started singing that after the bill passed.

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Today we are New Zealanders.

New Zealand Parliament passes gay marriage bill -- and a love song. - YouTube

And I strongly, strongly suggest watching this. What a fucking legend.

Maurice Williamson: 'Rainbow across my electorate' - YouTube
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I had no idea such common decency existed at the higher echelon of the National Party, but Maurice Williamson's proved me wrong. Excellent speech. I guess he has now upstaged Chris Auchinvole, who came from nowhere to make a bit of a sensation with his speech on the second reading:

Same-sex marriage debate: Chris Auchinvole speaks - YouTube
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Boy Scouts proposing to lift gay ban for youth




http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/19...ban-for-youth/


ok, this is kind of what I thought might happen

no fag leaders, but when kids start scouting at 8 years old, they are just kids
what happens if they are top-notch scouts and then at 14, 15 , 16 they end up gay?

well, if they obey the scout motto along with their straight scout friends and remain morally chaste, no foul, no harm.

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Good job NZ! Now what's going on with Australia??
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Conservatives, conservatives everywhere.
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They're thinking about allowing a conscience vote though. Cynics say that's the LNP's way of getting more votes from the undecideds (and that's probably true) but if would still be nice. Then soft cocks like Turnbull and O'Dwyer could cross the floor, without actually crossing it, so to speak.
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I'm still outraged that Turnbull, et al. did not cross the floor last year. Moral cowards.

Still, we might have some states passing gay marriage this year. NSW's premier, Barry O'Farrell, generally seems like a bit of a twunt but good on him for allowing the state Libs a conscience vote on this issue.
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Absolument fantastique et merveilleux! La France est maintenant dans le 21ieme ciecle. J'espere qu'ils y a d'autres pays qui vont vous suivre.

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