Australian political leaders agree gays don’t go to hell

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ABOVE: Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia. (From Wikimedia Commons)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) | The leaders of both of Australia’s major political parties agreed on May 14 that gays don’t go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs rose to extraordinary prominence in the final days of an election campaign.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison opposed same-sex marriage while opposition leader Bill Shorten argued for marriage equality ahead of a national vote in 2017 that led to Australia legally recognizing same-sex unions.

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Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) | Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a scheduled speaking tour, her event organizer said on Aug. 30.

Think Inc. said it had received a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning entry Aug. 29. The group is calling on her supporters to lobby new Immigration Minister David Coleman to allow her into Australia. While she can appeal, past precedent suggests the decision has already been made.

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