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Eric Abetz grills SBS boss over his support for marriage equality

Eric Abetz grills SBS boss over his support for marriage equality




Liberal senator Eric Abetz has grilled SBS CEO Michael Ebeid over his support for marriage equality, suggesting that the broadcasting boss spent too much time campaigning against government policy. Ebeid was appearing before a Senate Estimates committee yesterday when he and his staff faced a barrage of questions about his personal emails. Senator Abetz questioned […]

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Australian marriage equality advocates welcome Taiwan decision

Australian marriage equality advocates welcome Taiwan decision




Australian marriage equality advocates have welcomed the news that Taiwan is embracing marriage equality. The Equality Campaign said Taiwan had made a momentous step towards achieving marriage equality for all Taiwanese people. Yesterday a Taiwanese court handed down its judgement in a landmark case which found that the nation’s marriage laws violated the country’s constitution. […]

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Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision




A court decision that would bring marriage equality to Taiwan is expected to be handed down today. If Taiwan allows same sex couples the right to marry, it will be the first country in Asia to ahieve marriage equality. The case before the courts has been brought by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei who has […]

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Peter ‘Bon’ Bonsall-Boone dies waiting for marriage equality




Veteran LGBT rights campaigner Peter ‘Bon Bonsell-Boone has passed away after a long fight against cancer. He was 78 years old. The gay rights activist had pleaded with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to address marriage equality before his time expired, a request that made news around the world. The veteran gay rights activist had fought […]

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Australian Medical Association backs marriage equality

Australian Medical Association backs marriage equality




The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has added its voice to the many groups calling on the Turnbull government to legislate for marriage equality. Today the AMA will issue a new policy statement declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage has significant mental and physical health consequences and contributes to high suicide rates among LGBTI people. The […]

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Terry Healy highlights blood donor discrimination in inaugural speech

Terry Healy highlights blood donor discrimination in inaugural speech




Western Australian parliament has resumed with a fresh class of politicians taking their seats for the first time. Inaugural speeches give a politician the opportunity to tell the parliament who they are, what they stand for, who they’re inspired by and a chance to thank all their supporters who helped get them elected. Last night […]

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Soccer star Abby Wambach marries




US soccer star Abby Wambach has wed her partner Glennon Doyle Melton. Wambach shared the news of her weekend nuptials over Instagram. Wambach is a two time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. In 2012 she was named FIFA World Player of the Year and she holds the record for the most goals […]

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Former PM John Howard says Turnbull should hold the plebiscite

Former PM John Howard says Turnbull should hold the plebiscite




Former Prime Minister John Howard says he is sympathetic to the views of the man who threw a pie in the face of QANTAS boss Alan Joyce. Howard suggests Malcolm Turnbull should honour his promise to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. Speaking at a forum earlier this week Howard said the man who waited behind […]

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Plebiscite funding included in budget, advocates say it’s time to move on

Plebiscite funding included in budget, advocates say it’s time to move on




Treasurer Scott Morrison’s new budget includes funding of $170 million to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality despite the legislation failing to pass the senate in November 2016. Long-time marriage equality advocate and spokesperson for just.equal, Rodney Croome, described the government’s commitment to the failed policy as a great disappointment. “It’s deeply disappointing that the […]

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Pride Rally against Trump and Turnbull set for June 11

Pride Rally against Trump and Turnbull set for June 11




Equal Love will hold a ‘Pride Rally Against Trump and Turnbull’ on Sunday June 11th. The protest will be part of a nation-wide set of rallies that will take place across the country with marches planned in Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, in what has been described as a global day of action. Melbourne will […]

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