How are they going to spin this? Same-sex marriage: Labor, NXT senators, Greens maintain plebiscite is ‘pointless’

How are they going to spin this? Same-sex marriage: Labor, NXT senators, Greens maintain plebiscite is ‘pointless’, by Louise Yaxley.

The Government has promised to have a national vote — or plebiscite — to determine whether same sex marriage should be allowed.

But the Greens, Labor and the three Senators from the Nick Xenophon Team are all firm that a plebiscite is unnecessary.

Obviously the lefties don’t want the people to vote on this. Full volume hypocrisy. What excuses have they dreamed up?

Labor frontbencher Jim Chalmers has told the ABC a vote in Parliament is the simplest and cheapest way to determine the marriage laws.

Since when did Labor care about cost? Those big spenders are always telling us how spending “stimulates the economy.”

Greens leader Richard Di Natale said …, “We already know there’s overwhelming support for marriage equality in the community and in the parliament so it can’t be seen as anything but a delay tactic.”

Another six months is too much to wait?

New senator Derryn Hinch is also firmly opposed to a plebiscite. … “They will muddy the question and muddy the waters so much it will get a no vote,” he said. “It could be off the agenda for 20 years and we will become an international laughing stock.”

“Muddying waters” is an excuse? And if people reject it then perhaps it should be off the agenda for 20 years.

If the plebiscite approves of gay marriage then it has community support and legitimacy, no ifs and buts. Otherwise, it won’t. Ireland set an example.