Same-sex marriage and the paradox of Australia's PM

Same-sex marriage and the paradox of Australia's PM
 

Australia's prime minister has long supported same-sex marriage, but does he possess the influence - or the will - to make it happen? The BBC's Greg Dunlop investigates.
When Malcolm Turnbull ascended to power in 2015, many Australians hoped the new prime minister would take action to legalise same-sex marriage.
A year to the day later, he introduced a parliamentary proposal for a national vote. The bill was ultimately doomed to fail.
Mr Turnbull had inherited the plebiscite idea from his predecessor, Tony Abbott, and it faced opposition from the start. Those people argued the vote was... read more

 
30 November 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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