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Marriage equality advocates say there’s no need for protections

Marriage equality advocates say there’s no need for protections

Equality advocates have launched a campaign against any new legal discrimination against same-sex and other couples if the Marriage Act is amended to allow same-sex couples to marry. The campaign includes a webform to allow equality supporters to email MPs, a survey of the LGBTI community to determine its views on further discrimination in the […]

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Cory Bernardi steps up campaign to delay marriage legislation

Cory Bernardi steps up campaign to delay marriage legislation

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has stepped up his campaign pushing for the government to delay looking at any changes to the marriage legislation. Senator Bernardi argues that despite having just held a $120 million dollar national survey on the issue the government should not consider discussing the issue in parliament. Senator Bernardi argues that […]

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Julie Bishop reveals she voted ‘Yes’ in the postal survey

Julie Bishop reveals she voted ‘Yes’ in the postal survey

Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop has revealed that she voted ‘Yes’ in the marriage postal survey. The member for Curtin told reporters that everyone had the right to “be with the person they love”. Bishop has previously only given vague responses to her position on marriage equality. Back in 2015 she told The Project that she […]

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ABS reveals seventy seven percent of Australians have returned marriage forms

ABS reveals seventy seven percent of Australians have returned marriage forms

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the latest statistics on the marriage postal survey, sharing that a massive 77 percent of Australians have taken part in the process. The Equality Campaign has welcomed the latest estimate of forms received and reminded YES voters that forms can be posted this week and still arrive in […]

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Julie Bishop: It’s too early to say what the marriage legislation will look like

Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop says she believes the ‘Yes’ campaign will win the marriage postal survey, but comments that it’s too soon to know what the final legislation will be. The Western Australian MP is serving as the Acting Prime Minister for the first time after Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, and Deputy Nationals leader […]

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Comedian John Oliver rips into Australia’s marriage postal survey

Comedian John Oliver rips into Australia’s marriage postal survey

Comedian John Oliver has delivered a cutting take down of Australia’s marriage postal survey. Addressing Australia’s process for delaying marriage equality on his show Last Week Tonight, Oliver described the $120 million dollar process as the biggest waste of money since the last Baz Luhrmann film. In Oliver’s sights are Liberal MPs Kevin Andrews and Tony […]

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Lyle Shelton calls marriage equality “snobbery”

Lyle Shelton calls marriage equality “snobbery”

Lyle Shelton, spokesperson for the Coalition for Marriage and the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has described marriage equality as “snobbery”. Speaking at an event in Coffs Harbour on Thursday night, Shelton told an audience that very few countries in the world had legislation to allow same sex couples to wed. “There’s only […]

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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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Actor Michael Caton delivers a heartfelt plea for marriage equality

Actor Michael Caton delivers a heartfelt plea for marriage equality

Actor Michael Caton has starred in many much loved Australian films and television programs. From Uncle Harry in The Sullivans to Ted Taylor in Packed to the Rafters, and starring roles in films like Strange Bedfellows, Last Cab to Darwin and the iconic Aussie film The Castle. Now the actor has made a short video explaining why he thinks the ‘Yes’ […]

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Equality Campaign encourages everyone to return their survey forms

Equality Campaign encourages everyone to return their survey forms

The Equality Campaign today urged supporters of marriage equality to get their postal survey in the post box by October 27. “We are grateful for the millions who have voted and the tens of thousands of volunteers who have campaigned long and hard for all Australians to be given a fair go – but there […]

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