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West Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith

Liberal senator Dean Smith has said he’s “chuffed” to be receiving invitations to same-sex weddings in 2018. Smith’s same-sex marriage bill, co-signed by eight other senators, passed its final vote last Thursday amid emotional scenes in the House of Representatives. The senator, who is gay, told PerthNow that he’d been “inundated” with personal stories from …

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Senators Dean Smith and Penny Wong have delivered emotional speeches as debate gets underway on his same-sex marriage bill. Smith’s widely-supported private member’s bill was introduced to the Senate on Wednesday with the help of a cross-party group of Senators, just hours after it was announced 61.6 per cent of Australians had voted ‘yes’ in …

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West Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith

Liberal senator Dean Smith has said undermining Australia’s anti-discrimination laws following the same-sex marriage postal survey would allow similar moves against other minority groups. With the announcement of the postal survey result a fortnight away, “no” campaigners have begun pushing for all “conscientious objectors” to be allowed to refuse services to same-sex couples in the …

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Conservative MPs are reportedly proposing a long list of amendments they want made to the most prominent same-sex marriage bill if a “yes” vote is returned in the postal survey next month. They plan to suggest a staggering 60 to 100 amendments to the bill put forward by Western Australian Liberal senator Dean Smith, The …

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