The following from SaltShakers.org:
Labor caucus votes to OPPOSE a plebiscite on marriage
Labor leader Bill Shorten has just announced that the Labor Party caucus (federal MPS and Senators) has unanimously voted to OPPOSE a plebiscite which would have asked the people if homosexual 'marriage' should be legalized.
In a 3 minute speech to the media, Bill Shorten gave three reasons why Labor would not support a plebiscite and would vote against it in the Senate. These included the cost, the lack of certainty about votes by Coalition MPs and the 'harm done' to homosexual people and their families.
This means that a plebiscite will not be held, since there are now enough votes in the Senate, with crossbenchers and Greens, to defeat the 'plebiscite enabling Bill'.
This is the position we have expected for some time.
Homosexual advocates surrounded Mr Shorten as he made the announcement.
Mr Shorten finished his speech by saying that both he and the Prime Minister support 'marriage equality'. He called for for a 'free vote' in the parliament to legalise homosexual 'marriage'.
News.com reported, "Before Labor formalised its opposition to the public vote, Attorney-General George Brandis released draft amendments to the Marriage Act that could be enabled by a plebiscite late on Monday night. The changes include redefining marriage as between “two people” rather than “a man and a woman” and allowing ministers of religion and non-religious celebrants to refuse to marry a same-sex couple."
WATCH the 3 minute video at SMH - Labor blocks plebiscite
Media report at News.com.au: Labor votes to block same-sex marriage plebiscite
Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen
True marriage offers true equality for children. Every child comes from and needs BOTH a Mum and a Dad. Every human being has dignity and deserves respect. All sorts of relationships can be respected at law without having to change marriage laws. In fact that has been the case legally for many years. The simple fact remains though that not every relationship is marriage.