"I think all homosexuals will rot in hell."
The fight over whether and when the public will be able to see the trial over the state's marriage amendment will continue into the next decade.
"I will not use the word 'partner' any more; I will use the word 'wife'."
Goodbye, "a man and a woman". Hello, "two people".
"God bless bloody Australia!”
The final vote is expected to be today.
Conservatives are conceding defeat after a majority of MPs seems set to vote down amendments to the Dean Smith marriage bill.
Justice Anthony Kennedy was at the center of the debate — and likely will be the key to the court's decision in the most closely watched case of the Supreme Court's term so far.
And how those kids shaped their views on marriage equality.
"Having had so much feedback from people in terrible pain, to see the prime minister gloating and taking credit was a little bit hard to swallow."
He said yes!
"Like the search for the bunyip, the search for the homophobic florist goes relentlessly and unavailingly on."
In a historic vote, Australia's upper house has passed a bill for marriage equality. It now goes to the lower house for debate.
A powerful cross-party bloc of senators voted down several amendments that were largely backed by opponents to marriage equality.
"To the boy or girl who senses a difference from their friends, which they find difficult to understand and impossible to deal with."
"I’ll further add that my vote would have been no."
"It's only the live fish that have the capacity to swim against the current."
The amendment war is expected to start later this week.
A person who says they work for the ABS has criticised the same-sex marriage survey in a de-identified submission to a Senate inquiry.
"This bill is necessary because there is significant community concern about the possible erosion of the institution of marriage," Philip Ruddock said in 2004.
"It’s a very odd thing to do."
"There’ll be lots of queens there – but there’ll only be one The Queen."
"The debates of the past two months hurt me and hurt my family."
Observers saw 4.8% of all responses – and largely agreed with the ABS.
"What we heard was 61 point something — at which point I just burst into tears."
Love always wins.
"Is this all mackleroys fault?"
Australians overwhelmingly voted in favour of same-sex marriage, 61.6% to 38.4%.
Wednesday 10am AEDT.
"If there is a yes vote tomorrow, you will see parliament at its best."
"I’ve never heard anyone call for exemptions other than these."
"Are we going back to a time in Australia where there were signs outside a shop saying who they would serve and who they wouldn't?"
"Honestly, I'm just like, really, really, unorganised."
"We would never do anything like that to churches or people who feel differently than we do."
"At the end of the day, everyone should feel proud of who they are."
Conservatives are crafting extensive religious exemptions, but a new poll suggests Australians don't want gay couples singled out.
It's less than two weeks away now.
"Garriage! That is a stupid word."
“If I wanted to make a fucking law, I’d get elected to parliament.”
Forms must be in by November 7.
"I don't want to legislate in haste."
"Why should you have the right to tell me or any other person, straight or gay, what they do in the civil domain?"
"The prohibition on same-sex marriage is creating other discriminatory distortions in Australia’s laws."
The kids of same-sex parents are alright – but prolonged, nasty debate over their families contributes to stress and anxiety, experts say.
"I had my papers in my hand ready to go. And then it was all just closed down."
"My impression of the phrase 'no detriment clause' is the same as 'clean coal' — I think it’s an invented phrase."
And 120,000 have asked for a replacement form.
Labor says the bill strikes an acceptable compromise on religious exemptions — but the party still has a conscience vote.