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The Equality Campaign says Paterson bill is a license to discriminate

The Equality Campaign says Paterson bill is a license to discriminate

The Equality Campaign has rejected the marriage equality bill put forward by Senator James Paterson as nothing more than a license to discriminate. “This is not a marriage equality bill. It’s about enshrining discrimination and taking Australia back decades,” said Anna Brown of the Equality Campaign. “Australians are voting to make our country a fairer […]

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12.6 million Australians have taken part in the marriage postal survey

12.6 million Australians have taken part in the marriage postal survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the latest count on the number of marriage survey forms returned. A whopping 12.6 million Australians have returned their forms, representing 78.5 per cent of the eligible voters. The response rate is higher than the United Kingdom’s Brexit poll, the Irish referendum on marriage and the last US […]

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Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has argued that any legislation to allow same sex marriage will have to be carefully considered by the parliament, and may take some time before it could actually become law. Last week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull restated his belief that if the marriage postal survey returned a ‘yes’ vote, the […]

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Marriage survey has a massive 74.5% response rate

Marriage survey has a massive 74.5% response rate

The Equality Campaign has welcomed the announcement by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today that almost three quarters (74.5%) of Australians have returned their marriage surveys. The ABS has released the latest return estimates from the 16 million survey forms sent out last month. The ABS said the estimate is based on a count […]

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It’s a Yes from Bob Hawke and Blanche d’Alpuget

It’s a Yes from Bob Hawke and Blanche d’Alpuget

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his wife Blanche d’Alpuget are backing the YES campaign for marriage equality. The Equality campaign released a video and image of the respected politician filling out his marriage postal survey. “Our campaign is delighted to have the support of one of the greatest Australian Prime Ministers because he is […]

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“It’s just about fairness” Yes campaign launches new advertisement

“It’s just about fairness” Yes campaign launches new advertisement

The Equality campaign has launched a new advertisement highlighting that marriage equality is just about fairness. The latest TV spot doesn’t involve any LGBTI couples, instead showing a traditional nuclear family showing support for marriage equality. As the kids carefully measure out a row of drinks, with one child watching carefully to ensure the liquid […]

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YES campaign responds to negative advertisements about marriage equality

YES campaign responds to negative advertisements about marriage equality

Australian Marriage Equality has responded to the advertisements from The Coalition for Marriage with their own take on how changing the marriage laws will affect young Australians. Dr Kerryn Phelps is featured in the response advertisement saying the opponents of marriage equality are trying to mislead the public. “Over the coming weeks we’ll be hearing […]

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Lyle Shelton says most gay couples don’t want to get married

Lyle Shelton says most gay couples don’t want to get married

Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby says gay couples don’t to get married and the entire marriage equality debate is about ulterior motives. Shelton, one of the leading voices of the NO campaign, was a appearing on Sky News when he made the claim. “I don’t think this debate has even […]

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Marriage equality advocates vow to fight revived plebiscite plan

Marriage equality advocates vow to fight revived plebiscite plan

Marriage equality advocates have slammed the Liberal party’s decision to maintain their policy of holding a plebiscite on marriage equality. Following a party room meeting the Liberal MPs voted to resubmit their failed plebiscite policy to the senate, adding the threat of rolling out a postal plebiscite if the opposition and crossbench don’t pass the […]

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Over 500 religious leaders send marriage equality support to PM

Over 500 religious leaders send marriage equality support to PM

More than five hundred religious leaders have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister and the Government in support of marriage equality as a matter of social justice and calling for it to be resolved by a vote in the parliament as the Liberal Party convenes this afternoon to discuss marriage equality. Australian Marriage […]

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