Despite vocal opposition from anti-gay protestors across the country, France has become the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage. Quickly following New Zealand in the law change, members of parliament voted 331 to 225 in favour of the legislation. In the final reading of the lower house, the National Assembly also voted to allow same-sex [...]
Pauline Hanson has tackled the topic of same sex marriage in her first interview since announcing her return to politics. Speaking to Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O on 2DayFM, Hanson argued that same sex marriage was ‘not what the diggers fought for’ while outlining her opposition against same sex marriage, adoption and access to reproductive [...]
Two Ugandan men have claimed to be the first gay Ugandan couple to legally marry, having tied the knot in Sweden last month. Lawrence Kaala and Jimmy Sswerwadda exchanged vows on January 26, which is the two year anniversary of the death of David Kato, one of Uganda’s most influential LGBT activists. Sweden’s QX editor [...]
New Zealand is on the steady path to legalizing same sex marriage; with the first vote to pass the bill producing overwhelming results in favour of the legislation. The near-landslide 80 to 40 vote generated cheering and rejoices in a full public gallery, a simple majority vote was all that was required to initiate a [...]
This morning radio station 92.9’s ‘Perth’s Biggest Wedding’ took place down at Mosman Park, fifty couples came together to tie the knot, including three lesbian couples. Although unable to get married, the six women were all smiles as they swapped rings in a commitment ceremony. All fifty couples stood across the Mosman Restaurant jetty and [...]
Equal Love’s Kiss In was held in the Murray Street Mall this afternoon but failed to draw a significant crowd. The event’s main purpose was to promote the upcomming August rally for marriage equality. The rally we be held in Stirling Gardens on August 11 from 1pm.
Protestors and Rally Marshalls faced off outside the Victory Life Centre in Osborne Park where Rabbi Dr Shalom Coleman and Bill Muehlenberg National Secretary of the Australian Family Association and author of the book Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality spoke out against same sex marriage.
The Federal Senate Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 has released final figures on the submissions received by the closing date of April 2. In total the committee received 75,000 submissions, with approximately 44,000 submissions in favour of marriage equality and 31,000 against. The committee noted that the majority of the submissions were [...]
For the last few years marriage equality has been one of the major rallying points for activists from the LGBTI community. Yet the push for equality marriage is not supported by all of the community, and the voices of those who disagree with it are often drowned in the clamour for equal rights. Mark Woodman [...]
A public hearing for the House of Representatives’ Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Bill of 2012 and the Marriage Amendment Bill is being held in Sydney today. The House’s Social Policy and Legal affairs committee is conducting the inquiry to consider legal and technical aspects of the two Bills, and will be compiling a report [...]