Cheika weighs in on the Folau Tweet in characteristically gruff fashion

16 September, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • People attend a rally for marriage equality of same-sex couples in Sydney Australia

A recent online NewsMail poll garnered 1301 votes with 67% in favour of same-sex marriage and 32% against changing the status quo.

"I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions", the Australian fullback tweeted this afternoon.

Folau's opinions flew in the face of the ARU, who joined other major codes including the NRL, the AFL, Cricket Australia and the FFA in supporting the "Yes" campaign.

Wallabies star Israel Folau might be against gay marriage but it appears not all of his teammates agree with him after David Pocock indicated that he would be voting yes.

"For a lot of guys, they're about footy and our job is rugby, but sport has ability to cross boundaries", Hooper told The Canberra Times.

The laws - which are expected to attract bipartisan support from the government and the main Labor opposition party - will apply to advertising, leaflets or behaviour during the campaign period, the Herald added.

People participate in a march for marriage equality of same-sex couples in Sydney, Australia, September 10, 2017.

Speaking to Is it on?, Shelton said he was "disappointed" by Christians who support same-sex marriage.

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Australians will have a verdict on same-sex marriage by mid-November after the High Court threw out a legal challenge to the Turnbull government's postal survey and ruled it can proceed.

An Ipsos poll published in Fairfax Media newspapers on Tuesday found 65 percent of respondents said they were certain to take part in the survey.

If the postal survey finds most Australians want gay marriage, the Parliament will vote by December on legislation to lift the prohibition on gay marriage.

There is a strong chance Central Queensland people could vote "no" with support for marriage equality with Capricornia at 48%, Flynn 44%, along with North Queensland's Kennedy 46% and Central Western's Maranoa at 42% - the area most opposed in the country, consistent its reputation as "Australia's most conservative seat".

The new show, Love and Marriage, wants the loved ones of same-sex couples to be the stars of a brand new show.

Keeping the marriage act as it is will protect the weakening of marriage as we know it.

The survey is non-binding and does not have the power to change the law but it could lead to a vote in parliament before the end of the year, according to the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. Ballots have gone out by mail in a campaign that will last almost two months. "But it provides limited protections", said Penny Wong, leader of the opposition in the senate.

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