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Bob Katter says the focus should be on crocodiles not gay marriage

Bob Katter says the focus should be on crocodiles not gay marriage

Queensland MP Bob Katter has delivered one of the most bizzare reactions to the results of the marriage equality postal survey. Speaking to reporters last week the colourful MP said he wished gay couples who would now be able to get married happiness. “I mean, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities,” Katter said. “Let […]

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Christopher Pyne: Parliament will not resume on November 27th

Christopher Pyne: Parliament will not resume on November 27th

Christopher Pyne, the manager of government business in the house, has announced that parliament will not resume on November 27th as originally planned, but will now reconvene a week later on December 5th. Pyne says the house will sit until it has resolved the issue of same sex marriage and issues surrounding MP’s dual citizenship. […]

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Turkish city bans all gay festivals, films and meetings

Turkish city bans all gay festivals, films and meetings

Gay festivals, films, pubic meetings, forums and panels have been banned in the Turkish capital Ankara. The city’s governor announced the ban on his website, saying that Pride related events could draw spark terror attacks and they needed to be banned for everyone’s protection. Homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey, but activists say there is […]

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Matt Canavan: Politicians against gay marriage should ignore their electorates

Matt Canavan: Politicians against gay marriage should ignore their electorates

Senator Matt Canavan says politicians who are opposed to marriage equality should stick to their convictions and oppose the laws being changed. “You’ve got to be genuine and hold to your convictions,” Senator Canavan told Sky News on Sunday. “I think this idea that you should somehow change your fundamental principles and views because the […]

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Anti-gay politician resigns after it’s revealed he had gay sex in his office

Anti-gay politician resigns after it’s revealed he had gay sex in his office

In the USA, Republican law maker Wesley Goodman has resigned after he was caught having consensual sex with another man in his office. The Ohio legislator had been a champion of family groups and taken a strong anti-LGBTI stance during his time in office. Goodman had previously endorsed “natural marriage” as the only form of […]

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Tony Abbott says he created the pathway for marriage equality

Tony Abbott says he created the pathway for marriage equality

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Sydney’s radio 2GB that the massive turnout for the marriage postal survey is a vindication of his decision to take the issue to the people. “It’s a vindication of the process that was put in place by my government, and continued by the Turnbull government.” Abbott said. “I […]

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No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters have launched an online petition calling for a recount of the Australian Marriage Postal Survey. The petition at change.org claims that the results provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics are “unreliable and do not represent the true numbers reflected by the Australian people.” The petition says that corruption is widespread throughout government departments and […]

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Perth youths plead guilty to gay bashing assaults

Perth youths plead guilty to gay bashing assaults

A 20 year old Perth man, James Joseph Katchan, has pleaded guilty to five violent assaults where gay men were targeted through the dating app Grindr. The West Australian has reported that Katchan appeared in court, while another man, Cody Parkinson who was accused of being involved in the attacks, also made an appearance. Katchan appeared […]

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Turnbull says ‘Yes’ victory is an affirmation for same sex couples

Turnbull says ‘Yes’ victory is an affirmation for same sex couples

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reacted to the ‘Yes’ victory of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Speaking on mix94.5 this morning, the PM was questioned about the extraordinary postal poll on the issue of marriage equality. “Democracy has a cost, and what an amazing affirmation,” the Prime Minister told hosts Clairsy, Matt & Kymba. […]

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Malcolm Turnbull disagrees with Kevin Andrews views on discrimination

Malcolm Turnbull disagrees with Kevin Andrews views on discrimination

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described former Minister Kevin Andrews comments endorsing discrimination as “extraordinary”. Following today’s decisive win by the ‘Yes’ campaign on the issue of marriage equality, Andrews told Sky News that he was in favour of introducing laws that allowed people to discriminate on the basis on sexuality and religion. Andrews told […]

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