I think Freedom of Speech IS being able to say whatever and whenever.Freedom of speech isn't being able to say what you want, when you want. Freedom of speech is being able to express an opinion without being arrested
Im fully expecting the no vote to prevail - ultimately, a plebiscite (and especially a postal plebiscite) is the only chance the no vote has of winning. If anyone thinks the Yes vote is a strong favorite, they need to get their head examined.People on the left don't understand the word "debate".
This is literally why trump won. Because of leftist thugs. Wouldn't be surprised if another surprise happens.
Polling showed Trump was almost certain to lose. He won largely because of silent support. I think it would be wrong to ignore the silent support against gay marriage. The Yes campaign would be wise to capitalise on this fear of a Trump/Brexit moment to solidify their support.polling showed high chances of yes winning amongst those 'certain' to vote, no prob isnt going to win lol and people need to stop citing brexit and trump as examples of how no can win bc theyre not analogous at all
Well, it cant because the 70 year old's rights would infringe upon and unduly burden those of the 5 year old. Regardless, I would argue that with the appropriate protections, the right of LGBT people to marry wouldnt infringe upon the right to religious freedom. If the law covers churches from performing marriages and a conscience clause for business, I dont see the issue.If yes happens because of "rights" then people will soon be arguing that 70 year old men loving 5 year old girls should be a "right" too
I disagree, polygamous marriages create a more significant issues with the law especially around divorce, property rights, wills etc. Those issues dont exist with SSM couples.there may be a new discourse some day on the legal recognition of polygamous relationships though, which is nearly as bad
I agree with this - it should be legalised from a civil standpoint, but religions should be free to decide upon whether they will allow SSM for themselves. This already happens within the Catholic Church, as divorced couples are unable to remarry in the church.I think same sex marriage should be allowed in the civil sense, as a civil union, just not in a religious sense, as defined by whatever church or religion there is. If you're gay you can have your legally recognised marriage, but its not going to be recognised by the catholic church because you're not playing by the church's rules.
and those polls in a sense were correct - clinton enormously won the popular vote but marginally lost in a few key electorates that carried trump to victory. the degree to which the polls reflected the actual electoral reality was not far from the truth - its just they incorrectly predicted the outcomes of a few states, probably mostly due to underpolling and the thinness of the margins.Polling showed Trump was almost certain to lose. He won largely because of silent support.
Nonetheless, my point still stands regarding how to use the fear. If Im the Yes campaign, Id be ensuring the media publishes every poll indicating a win for No. Turnout is crucial and there is nothing like the specter of defeat to encourage people to vote. The Yes vote needs young people to turnout and generally speaking in other countries, turnout is usually poorest amongst this demographic.and those polls in a sense were correct - clinton enormously won the popular vote but marginally lost in a few key electorates that carried trump to victory. the degree to which the polls reflected the actual electoral reality was not far from the truth - its just they incorrectly predicted the outcomes of a few states, probably mostly due to underpolling and the thinness of the margins.
brexit was always about half and half and could have gone both ways