A rival bill from Liberal senator James Patterson was withdrawn, with the Victorian saying a majority of senators believe the Smith bill "is where we should start".
"The Prime Minister and I, and other members of the government, have always said that there should be strong protections for religious freedom and freedom of conscience". He also called for a provision to state that "nothing in the bill makes it unlawful for people to hold and to express the views of their own religion on marriage".
Liberal senators Linda Reynolds and Jane Hume, Labor's Penny Wong and Louise Pratt, the Greens' Richard Di Natale and Janet Rice, Skye Kakoschke-Moore from the Nick Xenophon Team and Derryn Hinch all signed the motion with Smith. They didn't vote to license more discrimination and that is what the Paterson bill does'.
Standing alongside Turnbull at the press conference after the survey announcement, Cormann said he agreed the Smith bill was "a good starting point" but warned that it needed "additional religious protections". Senator Smith then rose to introduce his bill.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham also voiced concerns.
Redskins' Rob Kelley, Will Compton go on injured reserve
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In a statement, Abbott said "the parliament should respect the result" but he pointedly noted that both the prime minister and the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, had "pledged their support for freedom of religion".
Should the vote go that way, Smith is prepared to introduce his marriage equality bill immediately.
During a news conference in Manila, the PM repeatedly fielded questions on whether he would stand up to conservatives who are pushing for changes to the law, which allow people to refuse services to same-sex couples.
At 10am on Wednesday, the head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics will reveal whether Australia will join countries like Canada and the United Kingdom in favour of marriage equality or remain against it alongside nations like Iraq and Yemen.
While Senator Paterson publically supports same-sex marriage, his bill had the support or a number of vocal No campaigners within the Coalition.
Nevertheless, discussions are well under underway as to how same-sex marriage might be legislated.
He will propose a motion backed by several Liberal, Labor, and Green senators to begin debate on Thursday (16 November) morning.
The companies, which were not charged by USA prosecutors in the case, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. After Qatar came up short in the first rounds of voting, Grondona and Teixeira cornered Leoz in a restroom, Burzaco said.
To put it in perspective, a single airline with 430 planes would rank among the 10 largest carriers on the planet. It will also allow Airbus to overtake Boeing, with a total of 718 orders against its American rival's 605.
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MannKind Corporation has a beta of 1.19, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of MannKind Corporation in the 3rd quarter worth about $156,000.
He made a jumper with 3:40 left after the Nets had closed within four points and drove for another basket about 35 seconds later. Boston then finally put it away with Jaylen Brown's alley-oop feed to Tatum before Irving hit two free throws to make it 106-96.
Sotheby's plans to sell the ring at the Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on Wednesday. The necklace, named The Art of de Grisogono, sold for $33.5m - $29.5m plus $4m premium - exceeding pre-sale predictions of $30m.
He went on to play for the Montreal Canadiens the following season before returning to the Flames for a second stint in 2012. To obtain Cammalleri, the Oilers gave up forward Jussi Jokinen , whom they signed as a free agent just this summer.
Ardern also praised Romeo Udanga whom she said did a "phenomenal job" during last year's election in New Zealand. Duterte, in response, told Ardern that this was the first time he has heard of the news.
Headlines about Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP) (TSE:ENL) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. Endo International plc, formerly known as Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc., is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
As a result of this tragedy, I have suspended activities of all Greek fraternity and sorority chapters at Texas State. During a press conference on Tuesday, authorities said it is too early to tell if Ellis' death is a result of hazing.
23 injured in Singapore MRT train accident
Passengers who posted on social media said that a number of those on the moving train fell when the two trains made contact. It said that the "majority sustained minor injuries".
Bisping odds underdog in Gastelum fight
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Amazon 'really, really close' to Australian launch
Under the retail model, Amazon buys goods wholesale from suppliers and sets prices, deals with customers and delivers orders. Amazon has been busy building its supplier network and onboarding third-party sellers since April this year.