Israel Folau cops backlash for gay marriage tweet

Australia kicks off weeks-long same-sex marriage ballot

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.

Jennifer Lawrence is the ultimate femme fatale in first Red Sparrow trailer
After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most risky Sparrow the program has ever produced. In the film, Egorova suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future.

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.

Related News:

  • Giants' Odell Beckham practices Thursday for the first time in three weeks

    Giants' Odell Beckham practices Thursday for the first time in three weeks

    The Giants lost 19-3 to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 and generated a mere 233 yards of total offense in Beckham's absence. Although this latest news from Beckham suggests that his playing status for Monday night's game may be more in doubt.
    Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

    Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

    In Florida, some 2.69 million homes and businesses were still without power on Thursday, or about 1 in 4 Florida customers. White House officials acknowledged that assuming the "comforter in chief" role was harder than it appears on television.
    Bangladesh targets refugee boat operators as Rohingya crisis deepens

    Bangladesh targets refugee boat operators as Rohingya crisis deepens

    The administration has also thanked the government of neighboring Bangladesh for hosting the refugees . The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for an end to the violence.
  • Introducing the first Land Rover SVX

    Introducing the first Land Rover SVX

    Tyres with higher side-walls reduce contact pressure and improve performance on soft surfaces. Hydraulic Active Roll Control (H-ARC), is new to Discovery on SVX.
    Greencore Group PLC (GNC.L) Trending Upward Near-term

    Greencore Group PLC (GNC.L) Trending Upward Near-term

    The Williams %R indicator helps show the relative situation of the current price close to the period being observed. Pearson plc has a 50 day moving average of 636.33 GBX and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at 685.07.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Only one team tried to win - Mourinho frustrated by Stoke approach

    Only one team tried to win - Mourinho frustrated by Stoke approach

    Romelu Lukaku then fired United in front in the second half but Choupo-Moting's second in the 63rd minute earned Stoke a point. Mourinho refused to be drawn on the altercation with Hughes and his decision not to shake hands at the end of the game.
    Motel 6 & Guest Lists

    Motel 6 & Guest Lists

    An immigration attorney, Denise Aguilar, tells the New Times that some of her clients have heard these rumors, as well. In short: If you live in Arizona and you're an undocumented immigrant, better not book a room at a Motel 6.
    Baldwin and Johnson sign on to opposing health care bills

    Baldwin and Johnson sign on to opposing health care bills

    In effect, this would mean less money for expansion (mostly blue) states, and more money for non-expansion (mostly red) states. It takes us off the path to single payer health care - which would be a disaster - and puts us on a path toward local control.
  • Netflix's 'Last Chance U' Football Player Brothers Charged With Murder

    Netflix's 'Last Chance U' Football Player Brothers Charged With Murder

    A former college football player featured on the Netflix series "Last Chance U" was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder. A running back, Wright clashed with head coach Buddy Stephens and dealt with his fiancee's pregnancy and miscarriage.
    Why Ryan, undercut by Trump, may actually emerge stronger

    Why Ryan, undercut by Trump, may actually emerge stronger

    The "Better Way" campaign manifesto Ryan released a year ago stated that the GOP "envisions tax reform that is revenue neutral". By week's end, the men feeling the lash were Mr.
    Behati Prinsloo Announces Second Pregnancy with Bikini Mirror Selfie

    Behati Prinsloo Announces Second Pregnancy with Bikini Mirror Selfie

    Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo took to Instagram last night to make a very exciting announcement. Levine joked in a 2014 interview with Ryan Seacrest , "I want to have 100 kids".


Most liked

Could Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) Change Direction After More Shorts?
The value of the investment in (RMP) decreased from $190,224,000 to $140,870,000 a change of $49,354,000 since the last quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors Llc increased Alphabet Inc stake by 3,748 shares to 4,028 valued at $3.19 million in 2016Q4.

President Trump to visit Florida on Thursday after Hurricane Irma
Millions are still without power across Florida, and several areas have been devastated by Irma, especially the Florida Keys. Mr Trump also complimented Florida Governor Rick Scott's response to the crisis, and said he should run for the USA senate.

Jennifer Lawrence Talks about being a mother and film 'Mother'
And then after a few years you're like, but that's not the way it is, it's just not. Did you hear that, how much they love me?' So I don't put any stock in it.

International Olympic Committee crowns Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 in unique double
Both Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 officials expressed their excitement at the decision to award their cities the Olympic Games. The city last held the Olympics in 1924, meaning 2024 will mark the 100-year anniversary of its previous hosting.

Senator Al Franken raises concerns over iPhone X's Face ID
Apple has finally taken the wraps off the new iPhone X, confirming details that have been widely rumoured for months. At the Keynote, Craig Federighi started the demo, he picked up the phone and looked at to unlock it using Face ID.

Google will unveil the Pixel 2 on October 4
The video suggests that the Pixel 2 will have all the answers to these questions, and that definitely piques our interest. Some questions, like the battery, temperature and camera, could be referring to improvements the Pixel 2 will offer.

Russian Federation launches military drills with Belarus, causing alarm
NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe James Everard said there was no need to mirror Zapad. Army forces in Europe, told Reuters that "people are anxious this is a Trojan horse".

Jose weakens to tropical storm, but expected to get a second wind
European for Monday night which keeps the main part of the storm over the Atlantic and gusty winds for the Outer Banks. The future path for Jose seems to change everyday, however it is now inching closer to the east coast of the U.S.

Yu Yureka 2 launched in India for Rs 11999 (~$185)
Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and micro USB port. YU offers a premium experience in the Yureka 2 with its metallic unibody, impressive camera and solid performance.

'Iranian pilgrims' among 50 dead in Islamic State-claimed Iraq blast
Local officials said the death toll was likely to climb with numerous wounded in a serious condition. Today, ISIS claimed responsibility for 2 deadly terror attacks in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

Congress Approves Resolution Condemning White Nationalists
He also proposed noting that Trump "failed to condemn white supremacists and erroneously blamed "both sides" for the violence". But as we learned last month, the president's immediate and unequivocal condemnation of racist groups is no longer a given.

School districts react to Freeman shooting
The victims who were seriously injured Wednesday at Freeman High School in tiny Rockford, Washington , are expected to survive. The surviving victims, who were in their mid-teens, were listed in stable condition, a local hospital said.

Boyfriend charged with murder after body of missing pregnant teacher found
Her boyfriend, Tyler Tessier , had stood with her parents Monday at a news conference and made a soulful plea for her safe return. Surveillance video showed the two together on Saturday, Sept. 2, at a grocery store near Wallen's home.

Cassini will sacrifice itself to protect Saturn's potentially habitable moons
NASA did not want to risk Cassini crashing into any of Saturn's moons and potentially contaminating them with microbes from Earth. Of Cassini's 162 targeted flybys of Saturn's 53 named and nine unnamed moons, 127 were of Titan.

Bethesda announce Doom and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus for Nintendo Switch
The first person shooter continues the story from the first game, with the setting once again being Nazi occupied America. Due to size constraints as well, only the single-player campaign is on the game card.