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Xenesis
Posts: 2404/2404
Abetz is already trying to sell the virtues of removing anti-discrimination law.




Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, seeking to interpret the result, has said the yes side has “been campaigning for many, many years”, as opposed to the no side, which has only had three months.

Shelton said he respects the results, but:

“Three months wasn’t long enough to overturn 10 years or more [of yes campaigning],” he said.

He said the no side had been highly successful in the short time it had.

“We know that we’ve shifted at least 1m votes, it wasn’t enough to get over the line at the end of the day,” he said.


And the ACL is still an utterly loathesome sack of genital sweat.

Talk about sore losers.
Tarale
Posts: 1116/1116
Now we have our PM talking about how it’ll be a free vote in parliament still. There’ll be pollies that will vote against their electorate’s wishes… like Tony Abbott. His electorate was overwhelmingly YES but I can’t imagine him voting YES in parliament…
Xkeeper
Posts: 22605/22607
push quote then reply, don't type anything
Tarale
Posts: 1115/1116
Originally posted by Xenesis
Originally posted by Tarale
EVERY ELECTORATE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA VOTED YES


YES.

SCREW YOU FAMILY FIRST.

SCREW YOU FRED NILE.

SCREW YOU CORY BERNARDI.

HOW DO I LIKE THIS POST?
Xenesis
Posts: 2403/2404
Originally posted by Tarale
EVERY ELECTORATE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA VOTED YES


YES.

SCREW YOU FAMILY FIRST.

SCREW YOU FRED NILE.

SCREW YOU CORY BERNARDI.

Originally posted by Xkeeper
I love it when these things backfire. Is there any requirement they actually follow this?


Nope, it's not binding!
Xkeeper
Posts: 22604/22607
I love it when these things backfire. Is there any requirement they actually follow this?
Tarale
Posts: 1114/1116
EVERY ELECTORATE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA VOTED YES
Tarale
Posts: 1113/1116
YES YES YES

OH GOD THE ANXIETY

OH MAN I WISH THE PERCENTAGE WAS HIGHER BUT STILL

YES

NOW FOR OUR POLLIES TO CONTINUE BEING AWFUL BY DELAYING, WATERING DOWN, AND ENSHRINING DISCRIMINATION INTO THINGS
Xenesis
Posts: 2402/2404

YES VOTE WINS with 61.1% of the vote

7,817,247 people voted yes.

4,873,987 voted no


*faints with relief*
Xenesis
Posts: 2401/2404
*Nervousness intensifies*
Tarale
Posts: 1112/1116
We get results in 10 minutes.
This whole thing is awful. I can’t imagine the anxiety people are feeling today.
Tarale
Posts: 1023/1116
Originally posted by Xkeeper
It sounds like the registration drive for this actually ended up signing up a lot of new youth voters, so it looks like their plan may have backfired? Especially considering mandatory voting...

I'm kind of doubtful that it's resulting in higher numbers of new youth voters. More likely there are people updating their existing enrolment information after moving house. But I could be pleasantly surprised, I guess.
Xkeeper
Posts: 22445/22607
It sounds like the registration drive for this actually ended up signing up a lot of new youth voters, so it looks like their plan may have backfired? Especially considering mandatory voting...
einstein95
Posts: 303/305
Originally posted by Tarale
OH AND THERE'S EVEN PRIVACY CONCERNS BECAUSE THE ABS WANTS TO HAVE UNIQUE BARCODES ON THE BALLOTS.


Can't have them voter fraud now /s
Tarale
Posts: 1014/1116
The "respectful debate" has begun, and it's sickening. There's awful "Stop the fags" posters appearing, saying LGBTQ people are child abusers, paedophiles, and full of STDs.

The Prime Minister promised this kind of thing wouldn't happen, but of course it was always going to. This is one reason this plebiscite should never have been a thing.

EDIT: OH GOD THE ACTUAL NAZIS ARE GETTING IN ON IT TOO.
Tarale
Posts: 1005/1116
Originally posted by Xkeeper
So basically y'all's government is holding a vote that doesn't matter, with limited voting ability even beyond that, just to feed the bigots phony evidence that marriage equality/etc is ~bad~?


Pretty much. Oh and so we can have a hate campaign.

OH AND THERE'S EVEN PRIVACY CONCERNS BECAUSE THE ABS WANTS TO HAVE UNIQUE BARCODES ON THE BALLOTS.
Xkeeper
Posts: 22403/22607
So basically y'all's government is holding a vote that doesn't matter, with limited voting ability even beyond that, just to feed the bigots phony evidence that marriage equality/etc is ~bad~?
einstein95
Posts: 301/305
This just confirms that Australia is to New Zealand what the US is to Canada. Same-sex marriage is just a thing that got accepted in parliament one day.
Xenesis
Posts: 2393/2404
I'm mostly really concerned because the whole thing is a macrocosm of my family house. My sister is gay, my brother is queer and my parents are pretty typical right-ish Baby Boomers.

I'm not gonna look forward to them getting shit piled on them about how they're sub-human from religious shit-heels. The whole process has been designed to be as horrible as humanly possible just...ugh. And yes, the Hate Preachers are gonna be insufferable.
Tarale
Posts: 987/1116
Originally posted by Xenesis
Can confirm, things are absolutely and utterly fucked. I've been angry to the point of exhaustion about the issue.

I am not looking forward to the hate campaigning the Australian Christian Lobby are gonna throw around, they've gotten started already.

Ughhhhhhhhhh the ACL. Oh man, and I bet the Rundle Mall preachers are going to become even more disgusting, too.

We checked our enrolment and we're good. As much as I hate this thing, it's stupid to boycott it.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that our government can ignore the outcome, too.
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