A rival bill from Liberal senator James Patterson was withdrawn, with the Victorian saying a majority of senators believe the Smith bill "is where we should start".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.
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.
"That definitely was not our intention", Papa John's wrote. "The controversy is polarizing the customer, polarizing the country". Despite the pizza chain's efforts Tuesday to address the criticism over those remarks, some social media users weren't convinced.
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.
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.
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.
By pulling their ads from Hannity's show, Volvo is sending the message that they do not want conservative drivers. On Saturday , Keurig announced on Twitter that it would no longer advertise on Hannity's show.
In 1990, 61% of the total disease burden in India was attributed to communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases. Lalit Dandona, Director of the ISDBI and Distinguished Professor at PHFI and lead author of the study .
In fact, in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Giants, Goodwin prayed on the field over injured NY defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul. Coach Kyle Shanahan was kept abreast of the Goodwins' pre-labor complications throughout Saturday and Sunday morning.
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.
Matt Ioannidis , who has started at tackle in their nickel defense, has missed the last two games with a fractured left hand. The Washington Redskins have placed starting running back Rob Kelley and inside linebacker Will Compton on injured reserve.
Airbus in $40bn deal to sell 430 A320s to USA firm
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.
PH, New Zealand forge ties on education
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.
Bisping odds underdog in Gastelum fight
Bisping has been fighting in the UFC since winning the third season of " The Ultimate Fighter " reality series back in 2006. Bisping stunned the MMA world when he agreed to replace Silva in China less than two weeks after losing to GSP in NY .
Kyrie Irving (facial fracture) plans to play vs. Brooklyn Nets
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.
Oilers acquire Cammalleri from Kings
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.
JP Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) reported Beta of 1.21
It increased, as 60 investors sold COF shares while 267 reduced holdings. 146 funds opened positions while 731 raised stakes. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 15,279 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,557,846.84.