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Oct 24, 2007 Quickie Link: Outrage at Rudd's Same-Sex Marriage Stance
By vanrozenheim

(Australia) - Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd has angered members of the Gay community by saying he is opposed to homosexual marriage and refusing to be drawn on the question of Gay couples adopting children. "When it comes to the Marriage Act, that is the responsibility of the Federal Parliament," Mr Rudd said. "And the Marriage Act relates to a union between a man and a woman, and that remains Labor policy as it has been into the past and as it will remain into the future. Australian Coalition for Equality spokesman Rodney Croome said the community was disappointed by Mr Rudd's comments. Mr Croome said that partners in same-sex relationships would continue to be second-class citizens while they were denied the right to marry.

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