alles_wichtig (alles_wichtig) wrote in poly_news,

Not exactly polyamory, but in some ways relevant

The Australian media has been commenting this week on moves in Britain to afford legal recognition of polygamous marriages that take place in other countries,25197,23922968-5010800,00.html

This has, of course, been used as an opportunity to bash muslims:,21985,23928410-5000117,00.html

Australia's Attorney-General Robert McClelland has responded with the same thing that he repeated endlessly when there were recent legislative changes to nearly equalise homosexual de-facto relationships with heterosexual ones, but keep marriage a purely hetero affair:

"we made it clear before the election that the Government regards marriage as being between a man and a woman and we don't support any measures that seek to (change) that"
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