North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment ‘Amendment 1’ not only affected gay and lesbian couples, this amendment states
marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognised in this state – it affected gays, lesbians, transgender, intersex, polygamous people but also defacto couples, including those with children
In response, US American President Barack Obama came out in support of marriage equality, The Historic Interview Where Obama Stood Up for Gay Rights.
Prime Minister Gillard’s response has been less than inclusive. In a statement to ABC radio, PM Gillard said
I’ve made my position clear and that’s the position I’ll take into the parliament.
Latika Bourke on the Prime Ministers stance on marriage equality, says
when asked if she’ll consider changing her own position and support gay marriage says no – ‘I’ve made my mind up.’
However, not all ALP members share the Prime Minister’s opinion. Senator Doug Cameron’s reaction to President Obama’s reaction was that he felt
really good… I think it’s the way of the future, it will happen, people who love each other should be entitled to make the same commitment as everyone else.
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