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STORY OF THE WEEK: Civil Unions Final Stages (3)

STORY OF THE WEEK: Week Ending December 10th 2004
Civil Unions Bill Reaches Final Stages (Part 3)


Pro & Anti Civil Union Demonstrators At Parliament Today

Civil Union Bill Passes Final Hurdle - The Civil Union Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament 65 votes to 55. It will now be sent to the Governor General for her royal assent and then become law. See... NEWSFLASH: Civil Union Bill Passes 65-55
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- Scoop - Images: Pro & Anti Civil Union Demostrators

PARLIAMENTARY POLITICAL REACTION
- Larry Baldock - Bill seeks to define marriage for man and woman
- David Benson-Pope - Passing of Civil Union Bill shows growing maturity & David Benson-Pope 3rd Reading Spch - Civil Unions
- Brian Donnelly - Hate Images Of Destiny Church Determined Vote
- Chris Carter - Carter: 3rd Reading Speech – Civil Union Bill
- Greens - A gay and happy day

More Reaction To The Passage Of Civil Union Bill - Gay Eaters for Jesus began their celebrations of the passing of the Civil Union Bill into law today with the launch of a moderate and balanced diet. See... Exercise and Diets on the Homosexual Agenda.
MORE:
- Campaign Against Civil Unions - Civil Union Vote
- Defend the Legacy - Defend The Legacy – We’re Marching In March!
- Maxim - Maxim Institute: Real issues -this week: No. 140
- Christian Heritage - New Marriage Legislation Needed
- Alliance - Alliance Celebrates Human Rights Victory

Hard News Is There! - So here we are, finally. The Civil Union Bill will pass its final reading today - by a far more comfortable margin than either last year's prostitution law reform or the homosexual law reform of 1986 - and, assuming something untoward doesn't happen ... See... Public Address 09/12/04 - Getting On and Public Address 08/12/04 - Sharp

Keith Rankin On Discrimination Against Homosexuality In Welfare - One of the most important (yet least discussed) reasons why we need to have ''civil unions'' for same-sex couples is the need for such couples to be treated the same as married couples by government welfare agencies. See... Keith Rankin: Civil Unions And Discrimination

Queer Students To Show Their Support Of Civil Unions At Parlt. UniQ, the representative group for queer students at Victoria University, in conjunction with their umbrella association VUWSA, will host a final show of support at Parliament tomorrow as the Civil Union Bill is voted on for the last time. See... Support For The Civil Union Bill
MORE:
- Anglican Bishops - Civil Union Bill Of Significant Importance
For Much More see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Civil Unions Final Stages (2) & STORY OF THE WEEK: Civil Unions Final Stages (1)

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