Israel Folau cops backlash for gay marriage tweet

Up to 15 million Australians will be asked

He said he had been fighting discrimination against same-sex couples and mentioned that the entitlements they receive should also be extended to marriage, the BBC reported.

Since then Turnbull has explained his support for marriage equality in multiple forums, including in several FM radio appearances. You think some people are beneath having rights that you personally enjoy.

"I'm disappointed that there's some people who go under the Christian banner and say they don't agree with Christian teaching on certain issues, whether it's marriage or anything else", he said.

Despite securing 70 percent public support in an Ipsos/Fairfax poll on Tuesday, the issue of same-sex marriage had faced a political deadlock, only broken last week when the Australian High Court gave the all-clear for the vote.

It came after numerous sporting organisations including the Australian Rugby Union declared their support for a "yes" vote in the government's postal survey.

The 28-year-old fullback is a devout Christian, who grew up as a Mormon before leaving to join a smaller church in 2011.

Pocock, who has taken a year off rugby but will be back in the Test ranks alongside Folau next year, was quick to offer a differing view with a series of tweets.

AUSTRALIAN TREND MAP: ABC's Vote Compass shows Australia overall is supportive for marriage equality.

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Even if the same-sex couples can marry, it will not be marriage equality.

"I hate f--g f--s!" the man reportedly said. I believe a "yes" vote will change the fundamental definition of what marriage is.

The postal survey on the proposal to change Australia's Marriage Act is now being sent to voters.

RESIDENTS in the Northern Rivers have jumped on-board a nation-wide Yes Equality campaign inviting Australians to gather in their town and call their friends, neighbours, and complete strangers to ask them to vote Yes.

He also lashed the federal Parliament for "shamefully" failing to deal with the issue.

"It is hurtful to me".

Labor lawmaker Penny Wong, who has children with her same-sex partner, told her party colleagues "hurtful and inaccurate" words had already been used.

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