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Razer’s class warfare: homosexuality a dangerous Western invention

Sexuality doesn’t exist; it’s a Western construct. The human rights framework that we should all love who we love is a solution to a Western problem — and not a very good one.

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Love v ‘God’s word’: High Court scraps ACT gay marriage

ACT same-sex couples were devastated by a High Court ruling on Thursday that invalidated their marriages after just a few days. But Canberra-based journalist Farz Edraki, who was at the Court, finds they are not giving up the fight.

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They do, at least for a week: your invite to Australia’s first gay marriages

Gay couples in the ACT are nervously awaiting a decision on whether their historic new unions will stand. Farz Edraki attended some of the country’s first same-sex weddings for Crikey.

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How the ACT gay marriage law is designed to fail

The ACT gay marriage act is in deliberate breach of the constitution and is designed only to embarrass the Prime Minister, writes gay rights activist and former Democrats leader Brian Greig.

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How to beat George Brandis and marry your same-sex partner

Gay couples are racing to wed in the ACT before a mooted High Court challenge. If they get in under the wire, though, it is by no means certain that their marriages will remain valid, writes Natalie Tencic.

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The looming legal battle over ACT gay marriage

It looks like the ACT will pass same-sex marriage laws, and the feds will try to knock them down in the High Court. ANU constitutional law lecturer Ryan Goss looks at the legal aspects of the looming stoush.

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The trick question that may stall ACT gay marriage laws

The ACT wants to legalise gay marriage but there’s a bevvy of legal challenges the bill could face. David Donaldson lists the obstacles … and finds the big problem could be divorce, not marriage.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The ACT’s gay marriage push may come to nothing. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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Why will no one talk about housing affordability?

Crikey readers talk Bob Katter, housing affordability and Guy Rundle’s use of language.

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Tips and rumours

Election robocalls hit the hustings … banks won’t let you pay your bill early? … interesting candidate names (PUP) …

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Tips and rumours

Blunders for ALP in Qld? … Abbott race conspiracy solved … election look-a-like of the day …

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

The Daily Telegraph is still campaigning hard for the crown of the worst beat-up of the election. Plus other campaign bites noted along the way.

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Why gumming up federalism won’t help gay marriage

Australian states are following the lead of foreign nations in legislation for same-sex marriage. But it creates a constitutional mess that might harm the cause of equal rights.

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Anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage … and the new mental health minister

ALP Senator Jacinta Collins has had a meteoric rise into Rudd’s new cabinet. Who is she — and will her intense social conservatism raise serious questions about her capacity to function as Mental Health Minister?

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So Kevin, is gay marriage back on the agenda?

Kevin Rudd’s return as Prime Minister has raised the hopes of gay rights advocates who want to see same-sex marriage legalised. Rudd is the first prime minister in Australian history to support it, Drew Sheldrick reports.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits for Thursday

Australians are surprisingly wealthy, and are we underestimating the evil of cats?

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iSentia index: Australia’s next PM hogs the limelight

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott bested the Prime Minister for media coverage this week by a wide margin. Australia has more or less made up its mind that he will be in power come September.

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Hapless Cameron battling Tory enemies within

David Cameron is struggling to keep the Tories together. The party is split on same-sex marriage and the European Union, showing up some poor leadership attributes in the Prime Minister.

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Essential: we’re ignorant on debt, and blame the government

A week out from what is expected to be a deficit budget, Essential asked voters their views on public debt. We’re pretty ignorant, and we blame the government for what we see as a problem.

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The Left has lost its way through symbolism and stupidity

The Left is dead — hopelessly lost in the minutiae of gestures, rainbow crossings, political correctness and confected outrage about the latest Geoffrey Barker piece. It’s time for the Left to think about material conditions and macroeconomics.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Is Julia Gillard actually being investigated? By the police, and not just by News Ltd? Plus other political views noted along the way/

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France waves rainbow flag, says ‘I do’ for same-sex marriage

A divisive debate has come to a close in France. A largely party-line vote has made the country the 14th in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, writes Charles Richardson.

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Gillard’s ‘one crowded hour’ to win back Labor’s lost voters

Julia Gillard faced a crowd of undecided voters in Melbourne last night — and the public’s apparent hostility to her government was nowhere to be seen. Crikey intern Kylar Loussikian was there.

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Essential: voters on Iraq, gay marriage and Gonski

Voters believe our participation in the Iraq War a decade ago was a mistake, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Gay Lib calls for conscience vote as Kiwis pass gay marriage

The New Zealand parliament passed gay marriage overnight — the 13th country to do so. At home, a growing band of Coaltion MPs are calling for a conscience vote on the issue.

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