But it is unclear how future battles might play out; religious conservatives say they fear major challenges and disruptions, and gay rights advocates said those worries are overblown. Some religious groups are pressing for legislation that would prevent the federal government from penalizing federal employees, contractors or religiously affiliated organizations that oppose gay marriage. And gay-rights advocates will press for workplace protections against discrimination based on sexual preference. Conservative groups have been bracing for the ruling for months—developing legal strategies to carve out religious exemptions and ramping up fundraising to pay for them.
Australian Conservatives vow to scrap marriage equality and protect “the natural family”
Religious groups vow to fight gay marriage despite Supreme Court - MarketWatch
Within moments of a federal judge striking down California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, religious conservatives vowed to fight the ruling all the way to the Supreme Court, saying the decision threatens gay marriage bans nationwide. Wade' of same-sex 'marriage,' " said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, referring to the decision that legalized abortion. Perkins and other conservatives said the ruling, which found California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, would overturn marriage bans adopted by dozens of states if it is upheld. Perkins told CNN he will work to make the ruling an issue in this fall's midterm elections.
conservatives vow fight against gay marriage
While the French Socialist government introduced same sex marriage in , it was the Conservative Lib Dem coalition which implemented a similar measure at the same time in Britain. It was a breakthrough initiated by David Cameron, who took over a highly homophobic Conservative Party that had implemented section 28 in during the Thatcher years. Although Cameron benefited from cross-party support in the House of Commons, he had to face criticisms within his own party, which had not completely made a departure from the legacy of Thatcherism.
Lyle Shelton — the Christian lobbyist who spearheaded the crusade against same-sex marriage — says he didn't have enough time to counter the "relentless" campaigners on the "yes" side. So now he's gearing up for a fight that could take "years or decades" to persuade Australians to change their minds. The most prominent political opponent of the reform, former prime minister Tony Abbott, claimed vindication for the policy of putting the question directly to the people, even as 75 per cent of electors in his own seat of Warringah rejected his stance and voted for equality.