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11 Agosto 2017, 06:15 | Gervasio Siguenza
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Costing $122 million, the postal plebiscite papers would be sent out on September 12, to be returned by early November and possibly result in legal same-sex marriage by Christmas.
For Ms Rice-Hayes, that choice extends to both sides of the same-sex marriage argument and said she personally agreed with Page MP Kevin Hogan's call for churches to determine whether they marry gay couples. The mail-in ballot was the backup plan, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed at a prior press conference, according to United Press International.
"I feel as a citizen I'm being treated in a second-class way", he said of the ballot.
On Thursday, Labor Senator Sam Dastyari used a stunt involving a rainbow-themed cake to urge young people to register to vote.
"I've always been on the record for that".
"They can find there is persecution when they argue their view of marriage and sexuality".
If we have these changes foisted on us by any other means, it would be appropriate to quote the 19th century writer and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: "All things are subject to interpretation".
"Everyone will be able to have their say".
Penny Wong: 'I don't want my children subjected to hatred over the same sex marriage debate'
Australia's first plebiscite in 1916 - on military conscription - cost taxpayers £81,113, or roughly $162 million in current dollars.
The ABC reported on Friday the government is likely to rush its Bill through Parliament next week, to minimise the distribution of hateful advertising material being distributed as part of the same-sex marriage vote.
"Australians expect their leaders to stick to their promises and we've seen what happens to leaders who don't". That's what I'll do. "But if we have to have it, let's create a unifying moment in the nation", Mr Shorten said.
After the result of the postal vote is known, there will be a chance for Parliament to vote later this year.
"I was hopeful that the issue would have been addressed a lot sooner".
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