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“Last week I thought that this would be the end of the ha­tred (on both sides) that I had been wit­ness to over the weeks lead­ing up to the plebiscite”. In an ed­i­to­rial last Thurs­day, Bor­der Post man­ager Sa­man­tha Wantling shared her thoughts on the same-sex mar­riage vote and it sparked some pas­sion­ate re­sponse.

WELL writ­ten. The sad thing is they now want to pass the leg­is­la­tion and talk about the free­dom of speech and con­science ob­jec­tion due to re­li­gious be­liefs later. Putting the horse be­fore the cart re­ally af­ter be­ing promised that these mat­ters would be dis­cussed and agreed upon at the same time through­out the en­tire plebiscite cam­paign. Be­fore, they told us not to worry, but now... I’m con­cerned! — Jeremy Green­ing IT’S amus­ing watch­ing con­ser­va­tives cry per­se­cu­tion be­cause they can no longer per­se­cute a mi­nor­ity that over cen­turies has en­dured more than enough. Pick up your bat and go home. You lost. — Matthew Lee EV­ERY­ONE had a right to vote yes or no and should not be tar­geted for their vote. — Rikki-lee Chislett WHAT gets me is gay cou­ples have been liv­ing to­gether for years with­out af­fect­ing one other per­son out­side their re­la­tion­ship. All they want is the right to be legally recog­nised as a part­ner with­out the moun­tains of red tape if some­thing was to hap­pen to the per­son they love. — Char James

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