Will the marriage equality bill strip people of rights?

29/08/2012

Will the marriage equality bill strip the opponents of gay marriage of their right to refuse service?

A Korean band of pastors yesterday handed parliament their legal advice, including the opinion of lawyer Ian Bassett that suggests church ministers, marriage celebrants and perhaps even wedding photographers would be breaking the law if they were to refuse their services to gay people under the bill.

The bill's proponent Louisa Wall, however, said that amounted to "scaremongering" and pastors would still be able to choose who they married.

Will the marriage equality bill remove more rights than it grants?

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