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Old 13th August 2017, 11:18 AM
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The ABC has issued a stern email to staff, warning employees - especially high-profile radio and television personalities - against voicing their opinions about marriage equality.
The memo comes after Lateline host Emma Alberici called Australia's handling of same-sex marriage an "indictment" on both sides of politics on social media.
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In this charged environment I would also urge everyone to be circumspect on social media - advocating for one side or the other will make it more difficult for the ABC to be seen as impartial. The more high-profile you are the more important discretion is.
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Maley also reminded employees to use the term "same-sex marriage" instead of "marriage equality".
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Old 13th August 2017, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: ABC staff gagged over marriage equality

What's in a label?

Marriage equality : we should all be seen as equal before the law with respect to the recognised institution of marriage. Generalising to all people, involving.

Same Sex Marriage : We should be allowed to have sex with the same sex and that's what marriage is about. Setting apart as a special issue for a small group, distancing.
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Old 13th August 2017, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: ABC staff gagged over marriage equality

Marriage equality is more than same sex marriage. The law as it stands at present not only stops a man marrying a man or a woman marrying a woman, it also stops someone who is legally neither male nor female (and there is at least on person in Australia who won a case to be declared gender neutral) from marrying anyone

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Old 13th August 2017, 01:14 PM
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Marriage equality is more than same sex marriage. The law as it stands at present not only stops a man marrying a man or a woman marrying a woman, it also stops someone who is legally neither male nor female (and there is at least on person in Australia who won a case to be declared gender neutral) from marrying anyone

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rel...9105037045edb6
That is why I prefer the marriage equality label. Its inclusive, its engaging on all of us.
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The Chaser says it all:

ABC asks staff not to share opinions online about fucking ridiculous plebiscite

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