Australia: Plan for marriage plebiscite hits stumbling block

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August 29, 2016
New York Times    
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"The government's plan to hold a popular vote on whether Australia should allow same-sex marriage has suffered a setback when a political party announced it will not support the proposed plebiscite. The Nick Xenophon Team supports marriage equality, but the party says its senators will not support legislation to authorize the plebiscite. The party says it would effectively become an opinion poll without legal weight. Another party that favors gay marriage, the Greens, announced last week that it would also oppose the plebiscite." (08/28/16)

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/28/world/asia/ap-as-australia-gay-marriage.html  

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