Australia's Parliament would legalize gay marriage this week despite some lawmakers' concerns about whether Australian cake makers should have to cater for same-sex weddings, a leading opponent of marriage equality said on Wednesday.
"What a day for love, for equality, for respect", said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Among them was Christine Forster, the gay sister of Tony Abbott, the former Australian Prime Minister who has always been seen as the face of the "no" campaign.
The bill has cleared both houses after passing the Senate last week and now only requires approval from the Governor General, a formality that will likely happen on Friday.
"Australians have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality", he had said after the result was announced. And I said to LGBTIQ Australians in particular, you have given us a gift. The major parties want the legislation passed this week after a majority of Australian's endorsed change in a postal ballot last month.
Pentagon signals open-ended troop commitment in Syria
He said the USA -led coalition would continue to apply "continuous pressure on the terrorist networks wherever they operate". The Pentagon first announced plans to revise the number on August 31, when they unveiled a higher troop count in Afghanistan.
Liberal backbencher Kevin Andrews, who is against same-sex marriage, believes the bill contains very little protection for religion and belief. Though the bill was expected to pass into law without significant opposition, the lengthy legislative process was excruciatingly slow for the hundreds of advocates watching from the public gallery.
The Senate voted decisively in favour of the legislation last week.
All proposed amendments to the bill were knocked back, meaning that marriage equality will become law without special provisions for bakers, florists and civil celebrants to refuse service to same sex marriages.
Australians have always been in favor of same-sex marriage, with polling from as long as 10 years ago showing a majority support for legalizing marriage equality. Liberal Party member Sarah Henderson teared up as she spoke about her friend gay friend John Parker, who died months earlier and was waiting for the Marriage Act to change.
When Arshi again questions Vikas about their friendship, Vikas shuts her up saying that her accusations were disgusting. The contestants were supposed to take care of their baby contestants and reserve a parking space in the garden area.
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He has yet to be a head coach at the college level, so there's obviously the question as to whether he can succeed in the role . That was his first job in major college football after spending the previous seven years as a high school assistant coach.
Trump and Pence were scheduled to stop next at the Coastal Bend Food Bank. "They are here for ongoing help with Hurricane Harvey". But before leaving Corpus Christi, the first lady and the second lady stopped at Whataburger's flagship location for some lunch.
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Essentially, Langbroek suggested the stars in the background don't match up with the viewpoints from which the photos were taken. However, he said not all the images appeared to be tampered with. "That is not the case", Langbroek told CNN .
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Dye's brother Travis is a three-star recruit in the class of 2018 and verbally committed to OR and Taggart. The Ducks (7-5) play No. 25 Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium (12:30 p.m., ABC).
Trump, Democrats to meet to avert government shutdown
Republicans want to secure funding for President Donald Trump's promised border wall and increase the defense spending caps. Different versions of the tax bill have passed the House and Senate and now must be reconciled.
Apple upbeat about return of apps in China
In its absence, Chinese firms like Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu and JD.com emerged most powerful players in China and overseas . Google was shut down in China in 2010 following a showdown with the government over censor policies.
Rupert Murdoch's House Caught in California Wildfire
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Winter Event For Call of Duty: WWII Kicks Off on Friday
Winter Siege begins on Friday December 8th at 6pm in the United Kingdom , and continues through to January 2nd, 2018. Gun Game will also be returning to Call of Duty in WWII, and will have 2XP activated for a portion of the event.
Ky. lawyer on FBI's Most Wanted list captured in Honduras
Now, those hearings are almost complete, and so far about 700 have been found eligible to maintain the benefits, Pillersdorf said. Wier described the escape charges against Conn and asked if he understood, Conn answered firmly "Fully, your honor".
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Merry Hill owner is bought in £3.4bn deal
The combined group, which will be called Hammerson , will be led by Hammerson boss David Atkins and chaired by David Tyler. The enlarged group will retain the Hammerson name, and dominate with a 55% shareholder stake in the enlarged business.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Stifel Nicolaus maintained Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT ) rating on Friday, October 21. 18 of them rate its stock a hold. The investor is now holding $36.19 million shares due in part to a decrease of 6.61 million new shares in their portfolio.
Supermassive Black Hole Is Too Big To Exist
Once the universe became reionzed, photons could travel freely throughout space, thus the universe became transparent to light. Quasar J1342+0928 comes from a time known as the dark ages , where a spontaneous eruption was believed to create the Big Bang.