Liberal senator Eric Abetz says that legalising same-sex marriage in Australia could lead to people marrying the Harbour Bridge. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Abetz said that if the parliament legalises same-sex marriage following a "yes" result in the upcoming postal survey, it could lead to humans legally marrying inanimate objects. BuzzFeed News: If we change the marriage laws in Australia that it could lead eventually to people being able to marry objects such as… the Harbour Bridge?
Share On more Share On moreShare On more Share On moreFinance minister Mathias Cormann has confirmed that Australians will not see the same-sex marriage legislation they will be voting on before a postal ballot is held later this year. His comments come as the government kicks a postal vote on same-sex marriage into gear, following the Senate rejecting, for the second time, its proposed compulsory attendance plebiscite on Wednesday.
An unlegislated postal plebiscite on marriage equality would likely be found invalid by the High Court, according to legal advice seen by BuzzFeed News. Prepared by Ron Merkel QC and Christopher Tran, the legal advice says the government would need to pass specific legislation to pay for a same-sex marriage postal vote as there is currently no money set aside for it. Merkel and Tran argue a postal vote cannot be funded under existing laws, as it is an "extraordinary event".
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