"I don't believe Australians would welcome, and certainly the government does not. discrimination that is illegal, that is unlawful today", he said. The legislation allows clergy and religious organisations to refuse to marry gay couples.
A handful of ministers backed the sentiments expressed in Senator Paterson's rival bill, including Resources Minister Matthew Canavan and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar, who have supported the "no" side.
Mr Goodenough said the alternative Bill could also be introduced into the Senate this week. "I don't think their votes should mean we shouldn't have same-sex marriage, but I do think that their freedoms should be protected and I think my bill is a bill that best does that", he said.
"It's very straightforward, if there is a "yes" vote, then we'll facilitate a private member's bill to legalise same-sex marriage, and if there's a "no" vote, we won't, that's it", Turnbull said.
"The Dean Smith Bill covers who could marry, and could refuse to marry. In the future, could they be taken to court?"
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But they have been roundly rejected by other ministers, including the country's chief law officer, Attorney-General George Brandis.
Commercial operations would be able to turn down bookings or business with both those who support marriage equality and those who believe in the traditional definition of marriage.
"There is no apology for the fact that the Bill does not address free speech or parental rights - because it's a Bill about marriage equality".
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Tight security was observed as more than 700,000 registered voters turned out at 1,600 polling stations across Somaliland. Voting begun on Monday morning in the breakaway Somaliland in the third poll to elect the 5th president since 1991.
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Mufas says some members of the production staff " reached for hammers " and had to be talked down from confronting Sizemore . We're talking about consistent behavior, just being " Tom Sizemore " on set every day.
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Furthermore on 11/01/17 JP Morgan "Maintained" the stock to Neutral at $6. (NASDAQ:CPRT) on Monday, January 18 with "Hold" rating. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "buy" rating on shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 27th.
Maryland women's basketball falls to No. 4 SC
As for Maryland, sophomore Kaila Charles herself scored a career-high 31 points, including 27 in the fourth quarter alone. Maryland rallied, but couldn't finish - even though Wilson missed three free throws in the final two minutes.