Australia Hostile same-sex marriage vote spurs Australia to amend anti-hate law

21:26  13 september  2017
21:26  13 september  2017 Source:   Reuters

The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Broke The High Court's Website

  The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Broke The High Court's Website The High Court of Australia's judgments website went offline for an hour this afternoon, just before the court handed down its ruling that Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey was to go ahead. Another piece of national technology infrastructure that isn't up to the task of handling the vote, then.It's loading for most users now, but slowly. It's almost certain that the website outage was due to much more traffic than usual, from expectant parties sitting there and refreshing away waiting for the ruling to be handed down.

Laws will not change a person's heart. The pro same - sex voters are rife with hatred and anger. Replying to @Reuters. All marriage is, is religious permission to copulate ! 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes. @POTUS We can't end hate while remaining determined to end all life on the planet. http

Replying to @Reuters. #fakenews calls it a " hostile " vote lol. Law will haunt the vulnerable Christians and will make them criminal. These same - sex marriage haters all act like Liberace personally wiped his after-sex wang on their drapes.

What to watch next
  • Airport security scandal

    Shock revelations by a Qantas pilot

    A Current Affair Logo
    A Current Affair
    5:46
  • New laws to take ‘hate’ out of same-sex marriage debate

    New laws to take ‘hate’ out of same-sex marriage debate

    9News.com.au Logo
    9News.com.au
    1:24
  • Owners on trial for allegedly setting their house on fire

    Owners on trial for allegedly setting their house on fire

    Seven News Logo
    Seven News
    1:06
  • Kevin Rudd's godson punched in the face over same-sex marriage

    Kevin Rudd's godson punched in the face over same-sex marriage

    Seven News Logo
    Seven News
    0:32
  • Popular American fast food chain Taco Bell moving to Brisbane

    Popular American fast food chain Taco Bell moving to Brisbane

    Seven News Logo
    Seven News
    1:25
  • Koala stops traffic in Townsville

    Koala stops traffic in Townsville

    Seven News Logo
    Seven News
    0:19
  • Graffiti artists dragged by car over his latest work

    Graffiti artists dragged by car over his latest work

    9News.com.au Logo
    9News.com.au
    1:41
  • Security guard stabbed at elite private school for girls in Brisbane

    Security guard stabbed at elite private school for girls

    9News.com.au Logo
    9News.com.au
    1:17
  • Mechanic shuts down claims about Karen Ristevski's car

    Mechanic shuts down claims about Karen Ristevski's car

    9News.com.au Logo
    9News.com.au
    1:13
  • Australians trying to make their way to terror hotspots overseas

    Australians trying to make their way to terror hotspots overseas

    Seven News Logo
    Seven News
    1:27
  • Rising electricity prices and blackout predictions cause Turnbull government to back track

    Rising electricity prices prompt government backtrack

    9News.com.au Logo
    9News.com.au
    2:18
  • New technology helps police crack cricket bat bashing cold case

    New technology helps police crack cricket bat case

    9News.com.au Logo
    9News.com.au
    1:14
  • Firefighters brace for extreme conditions as Total Fire Ban is declared

    Firefighters brace for extreme conditions

    9News.com.au Logo
    9News.com.au
    3:22
  • Tim Cook tears up in tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

    Tim Cook tears up in tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

    9News.com.au Logo
    9News.com.au
    3:32
  • Same sex marriage postal forms sent out

    Same sex marriage postal forms sent out

    Seven News Logo
    Seven News
    0:34
  • Man questioned over Hells Angels bikie murder

    Man questioned over Hells Angels bikie murder

    Seven News Logo
    Seven News
    1:14
UP NEXT
UP NEXT
Video provided by Seven News

Christian school urges 'no' to same-sex marriage in letter to parents as 'yes' supporters rally

  Christian school urges 'no' to same-sex marriage in letter to parents as 'yes' supporters rally A Christian school distributes letters telling parents to vote 'no' to same-sex marriage as 'yes' supporters rally in Hobart and Adelaide.The letter came to light as groups on the other side of the debate rallied in support of same-sex marriage, including a Christian alliance in Adelaide and a major gathering in Hobart.

SYDNEY - The alarming volume of hate -speech during Australia 's ballot over whether to legalize same - sex marriage spurred parliament to pass emergency legislation on Wednesday to outlaw opponents spewing their vitriol while the vote was in progress.

The alarming volume of hate -speech during Australia ’s ballot over whether to legalise same - sex marriage spurred parliament to pass emergency legislation on Wednesday to outlaw opponents spewing their vitriol while the vote was in progress.

The alarming volume of hate-speech during Australia's ballot over whether to legalise same-sex marriage spurred parliament to pass emergency legislation on Wednesday to outlaw opponents spewing their vitriol while the vote was in progress.

Australia began a non-compulsory postal vote on Tuesday that will determine whether it becomes the 25th country to legalise same-sex marriage.

But with an emotionally charged campaign raising concerns about the welfare of vulnerable Australians, the government moved to strengthen laws preventing hate-speech.

People attend a rally for marriage equality of same-sex couples in Sydney © REUTERS/Jason Reed People attend a rally for marriage equality of same-sex couples in Sydney The opposition Labor Party supported the amendment, though it had rejected the need for a ballot on the issue.

Until voting ends on November 7, anyone found guilty of intimidation, or threats to cause harm on the basis of the sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status - that is people who believe themselves to be neither male or female - or the religious convictions of someone will be liable to fines of A$12,500 and a court injunction.

"This bill cannot stop all of the hurt, all of the prejudice that is being expressed, all of the lack of acceptance that is being communicated to LGBTI Australians, to same-sex couple families. But it provides limited protections," said Penny Wong, leader of the opposition in the senate.

(Reporting by Colin Packham)

McLachlan responds to Newman's scathing gay marriage attack .
"I don't believe we're grandstanding, I don't believe we're political whores."AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has defended the organisation's support for gay marriage in the wake of a scathing attack from Footy Show host Sam Newman who labelled the AFL as ''political wh-res''.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!