Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Turnbull reckons gay marriage plebiscite by end of year - *pfffft*

Another turd of a policy dreamed up in an Abbott captain's call, sticks to Turnbull like rotten eggs. 

Despite poll after poll after poll showing that Australians are overwhelmingly for marriage equality, the Lieberals want to have another nationwide poll anyway to tell them exactly the same thing. Costing a whopping half a $billion. Which some Lieberals have made it clear they won't abide by the vote anyway. Which they haven't even gotten their act together for the wording of the question FFS!

Yet ball-less, gutless, bullied Turnbull maintains the Abbott turd of a policy. Yet again the brakes are put on and Australia is held back by a few bitter middle aged white Catholic men in Canberra. 

Again our lives are politicised. When was the last time we got to vote on straight marriage then?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he expects a plebiscite on same-sex marriage to be held by the end of 2016 if the Coalition is returned to government, his strongest commitment yet on the timing of the vote. 

"We will hold it as soon as possible after the election. Given that the election is on 2 July, we do have ample time between then and the end of the year. So I would expect it to be held this calendar year," he said on Monday. 

"But it will be held as soon as practical, as obviously legislation has got to pass through the Parliament so all I can do is give you my commitment to hold a plebiscite as soon as we can and it will be a very straightforward question and we will be asking the Australian people whether they support the definition of marriage being extended to include couples of the same sex." 

In March, Mr Turnbull refused to back a prediction from Attorney-General George Brandis that the change to the Marriage Act would be legislated by the end of the year. Senator Brandis' comments surprised colleagues and caused a backlash among conservative MPs. Sydney Morning Herald
"I would expect it ot be held by the end of this year", WTF is that? We're supposed to trust those wishy washy words anyway? It's not like anything else Turnbull has expected has been carried through to policy.....So how long will it be before the next hard right "backlash"?