Australia's marriage equality plebiscite is being criticised for being unnecessary and hurtful for the LGBT community. The result of the A$122 million postal vote will be announced on Wednesday. If the outcome is yes, a bill by Liberal senator Dean Smith to legalise same-sex marriage could be put to Parliament as soon as Thursday However, the possibility of such a result has seen Liberal senator James Paterson propose a rival bill with wider reaching consequences. The law would allow celebrants, businesses, educators, charities and parents to discriminate against same-sex couples if they have a conscientious objection.
November 13 / NewsTalk ZB