The federal government is considering whether it should block the ACT's proposed same-sex marriage legislation.
The ACT government introduced a bill to permit same-sex marriages into the Legislative Assembly on Thursday morning. It is expected to pass the 17-member Assembly with the support of all eight Labor and the only Greens member.
Mr Abbott later said the Commonwealth had constitutional responsibility for marriage and Attorney-General George Brandis would seek advice on the ACT bill.
Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/prime-minister-tony-abbott-flags-challenge-to-act-samesex-marriage-bill-20130919-2u0z0.html#ixzz2fPHBSUlk
See also: http://www.emilyslist.org.au/
Gus: I don't profess to fully understand women's dilemma in regard to career and kids, but I have a feeeeeeeeling that some women are good at juggling both — should they be ALLOWED TO by various means including hubby being a bit more there and the government providing a bit of help. And the point is that a government should be able to make kids and career more accessible — even for men... The other point is that the Liberal (CONservative) party has been far worse than dismal and inept in this area — often deliberately... Despite the nanny con job from Tony Abbott, women in the Liberal (CONservative) mantra are there to only play second fiddle.
This diatribe is acceptance of a process that is limiting the reach of half the population with a Neanderthal view point. Annabel, we can do better than Tony's patronising crappiness..
The problem isn’t so much that there is only one woman in Tony Abbott’s cabinet, says Sarah Brasch — it’s that there are really none.
Let’s hope the second Abbott ministry will offer some inspiring improvements in breadth, intellect, insight and, naturally, more women.
Gus: I hope not... It's sounds stupid for me to say this but should there be ANY "improvements" on the women, intellectual and inspiration in the Liberal (CONservative) Party, one would see a bigger, MORE ENORMOUS MASSIVE CON than there is now... At least, the present appalling stand on all issues gives us a strong base to fight the little turd for...
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