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Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

The Smith bill, or the rival legislation proposed by Senator Paterson, would be subject to a series of conscience votes on both sides, requiring a majority from the collective pool of Coalition, Labor and Greens MPs.

Labor and the Greens will push to get same-sex marriage laws drafted by Liberal senator Dean Smith onto the Senate floor next week.

The bill also enshrines protections for people who hold views that marriage is only between a man and a woman, that sex should only be between married men and women, and that gender is only binary.

Attorney General George Brandis, a marriage equality advocate, rejected exempting gay marriage from anti-discrimination laws.

Turnbull has endorsed a bill that would allow churches to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages.

Google Home app is getting a facelift and some handy new features
The update is rolling out to users in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom with Homes set to English. The feature can be used whenever the user wants pass along a message to notify their friends or family.

The bill would also have a no-detriment clause that would forbid the government and its agencies from withdrawing funding from an organisation that was opposed to marriage equality, professional organisations would not be able to refuse to register a practitioner who opposed same-sex marriage and public servants would not be allowed to be fired for sticking to their beliefs.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed a conservative-backed same-sex marriage bill, warning sweeping religious protections that discriminate against gay couples will have no chance of passing Parliament.

Ultimately it was up to parliament to decide which bill was the "vehicle to facilitate" the parliamentary debate.

The survey result will announced on Wednesday.

The debate on the Smith bill is expected to start on Thursday and carry through to the next parliamentary sitting week, beginning in late November.

European Union takes step towards closer defence cooperation
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini described the signing of PESCO as a "historic moment in European defense". Mrs Mogherini said the move would not only complement Nato's security aims but fill in gaps in the Atlantic alliance.

Senator Paterson, who voted yes in the marriage postal survey, says any ensuing law changes shouldn't have negative consequences for opponents of same-sex marriage. "They didn't vote to license more discrimination and that is what the Paterson bill does". "We don't want this to be a country with signs like the old "no Irish need apply", he said.

"It's a rebuke to the Australian people", Campaign Director, Tiernan Brady, told Fairfax.

"The objective of the Bill is clear: it creates equal access to marriage while protecting religious freedom in relation to marriage", he said.

"On social media, people can often be a little more candid".

Tennessee AD Comments On Butch Jones Firing
Missouri (5-5, 2-4) scored five Saturday night and the loss dropped Tennessee into a last-place tie with Vandy in the East. Jones began his head coaching career at Central Michigan before moving to Cincinnati and eventually to Tennessee in 2013.


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