Shorten and Abbott Contesting Over Equal Marriage Rights

Words By J.W Denholm

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The result of the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage is a very positive sign of the times.

It has raised question as to whether Abbot will allow Australia to have our own referendum on the issue.

Abbott commented on the issue saying “Referendums are held in this country where there’s a proposal to change the constitution…I don’t think anyone is suggesting the constitution needs to be changed in this respect.”

The opposition leader Bill Shorten says that Abbott now needs to explain why the Government is unwilling to pursue change in the matter of same-sex marriage. It seems most of the Australian public agrees with him.

This afternoon, it has been reported that Bill Shorten will introduce a bill to legalise same-sex marriage 

Ireland was the 19th country in the world to legalise gay marriage, here is to hoping that Australia is the 20th