Updated November 29, The Senate has voted for same-sex marriage, rejecting all calls to increase religious protections. The legislation will go to the House of Representatives next week where it is expected to pass easily, making same-sex marriage law.
It comes after Australians overwhelmingly supported legalising same-sex marriage in a non-binding referendum. Australians overwhelmingly supported legalising same-sex marriage in a postal survey run by the national statistics agency and the bill easily passed the Senate by 43 votes to Conservatives had pressed for broad protections for religious objectors, among them florists, bakers and musicians, to refuse services to same-sex couples.
The hour filibuster started Monday and broke the record for longest continuous filibuster in Missouri. Below is our original story. After 39 hours of filibustering against a bill criticized for allowing discrimination against LGBT Missourians, Democratic state senators have broken the local record for longest filibuster and drawn praise from presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and supporters in St.
Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties — including same-sex marriages — under legislation given the state Senate's approval. The Senate voted Wednesday for a bill giving magistrates and some register of deeds workers the ability to remove themselves from the process because of religious objections. The bill comes after federal judges' in October overturned North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban. The measure prompted two hours of passionate words in the continuing gay marriage debate.
Updated November 29, The bill to legalise same-sex marriage has passed the Senate, but with a sitting week cancelled in the House of Representatives, MPs will not continue debate until next week. The bill will now be debated by the Lower House when MPs return to Canberra next week, paving the way for same-sex marriage to be legalised by Christmas.
Emotional scenes in the Senate as same-sex marriage legislation is passed. THE bill to legalise same-sex marriage has passed the Senate today without any major changes. Applause filled the chamber after the Senate passed the bill with 43 members in favour and 12 against.
In response to court action in a number of states, the United States federal government and a number of state legislatures passed or attempted to pass legislation either prohibiting or allowing same-sex marriage or other types of same-sex unions. Hodges that a fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the Fourteenth Amendmentand that states must allow same-sex marriage. Section 3 of DOMA defines "marriage" and "spouse" for purposes of both federal law and any ruling, regulation, or interpretation by an administrative bureau or agency of the United States government.
The Australian Senate on Wednesday passed [text] a same-sex marriage bill, by a 43 to 12 vote. The Marriage Amendment [text, PDF] amends the Marriage Act [text] by redefining marriage by introducing non-gendered language permitting same-sex marriages. The decision to pass the bill comes after a national postal survey was conducted [JURIST report] where over 61 percent voted in favor of same-sex marriage.
It was a scene of jubilation on the floor of the Australian Senate chamber Wednesday as lawmakers embraced and cheered following the historic passage of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Forty-three senators voted in support of the legislation while 12 voted against. More than 61 percent of the
UPDATED The law is expected to pass through the lower house of parliament comfortably in coming weeks after most lawmakers agree to honor 'the will of Australians'. Protesters at a pro same-sex marriage rally hold up banners at a protest in Sydney on September 23, The law is expected to pass through the lower house of parliament comfortably before Christmas after most lawmakers agreed to honor "the will of Australians" who voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a recent nationwide postal vote.