A gracious-in-defeat Cory Bernardi.
“I wish to prolong my congratulations to the ‘sure’ marketing campaign. What issues ultimately is how the Australian folks vote and also you had an amazing victory,” he instructed the Senate on November 16.
Bernardi mentioned he stood by his argument that there are unintended penalties to same-sex marriage, and requested senators to be conscious of the issues of “humble no voters”, saying they’re “not motivated by malice”.
“For 10 years on this place, I’ve mentioned that there are encroachments alongside the way in which and I have been attempting to push again in opposition to a few of them. I am unable to push again in opposition to this one.
“I can solely say, ‘Let’s consider the ideas, of the freedoms which have constructed our nation and made it incredible’.
“I’ve nothing however goodwill to you, to the same-sex who wish to get married. Get married, have enjoyable, do what you wish to do; I hope you all have not less than as blissful a time as I’ve had in my 21 years of marriage.”‘
In precept being relatively vital – as a result of the very subsequent morning, shadow legal professional basic Mark Dreyfus mentioned that no Labor senator truly wished to vote for any of the amendments.
“No Labor senator, and I embrace in that senator Polley, has sought a conscience vote on any of the amendments,” he mentioned. “And I believe should you look rigorously at what senator Polley needed to say, she and different senators – and that features each member of the Labor Caucus – are involved about spiritual freedoms. However we might say that the correct place and the correct time for contemplating these spiritual freedoms questions is within the course of that has been arrange by the prime minister, which is that this panel to be chaired by Phillip Ruddock.”
Liberal senator David Bushby giving his blessing to unofficial homosexual weddings – however to not same-sex marriage.
“The underside line is that the one so-called proper that same-sex attracted don’t presently have beneath Commonwealth regulation is to obtain a bit of paper on Commonwealth letterhead. As such, there may be nothing within the regulation now that stops them declaring their love for one another, holding a marriage, calling themselves married and dwelling as a married couple. They only will not have a bit of paper saying so.”