As the dust settles on the plebiscite being voted down, we must not pause or stop.
The bill was voted down 33-29.
Eventually, the balance will be tipped in favour of humanity.
STOP this plebiscite – it is not worthy of you, your values or your principles.
A counsellor reveals just how destructive it can be.
Despite the constant rhetoric from governments on needing to take tough decisions, it seems that sadly this decision -– where the lives and wellbeing of so many Australians could genuinely be at stake over a simple question of if we should all have the right to be treated equally with respect to marriage -- is just too tough for our Federal Government.
Wong said Liberals should cross the floor to block the plebiscite bill.
There is no doubt that many want to argue their position against marriage equality in good faith, but a plebiscite -- especially one with a $7.5 million campaign megaphone -- would give a licence for the cowards to target the LGBTIQ community.
Victoria Police evacuated the JOY 94.9 building on Tuesday night.
I was listening to a brave group of children from Rainbow families. These kids were telling me about themselves, who are they are and what they like, about their families and why they are fearful of a plebiscite on marriage equality. I cried because their stories were powerful, and so bravely told.
Penny Stephens / Fairfax Media
I'm shocked by how many otherwise pragmatic commentators and skeptical journalists and have fallen for the government's line that a plebiscite is the only way forward on marriage equality.
Read Daniel Andrews' letter to Malcolm Turnbull.
Plebiscite or not to plebiscite.
'I expect the plebiscite to be very similar to the mechanism used for a referendum'.