Posts Tagged ‘Plebiscite’

Aust Telstra drops out of same-sex marriage debate Comments 0

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has declared it will no longer drive further debate on same-sex marriage. But the company denied it had changed its position on the issue, after pressure had come from the Catholic Church. Telstra was one of several major Australian corporations to sign an Australian marriage equality petition last year. In May, Read more

Religious leaders warn of harm from Aust marriage debate Comments 0

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Forty religious leaders want a possible Australian plebiscite on same-sex marriage dropped because bitter debate could do widespread harm. A group of Buddhist, Baptist, Anglican and Uniting church leaders sent a letter to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday. The religious leaders warned that a public campaign on the issue could polarise people in Read more