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Dean Smith describes the postal plebiscite idea as “junk mail”

Dean Smith describes the postal plebiscite idea as “junk mail”




Western Australian senator Dean Smith has labeled the idea to hold a postal plebiscite as ‘junk mail”. The senator has previously spoken out against the plebiscite policy and called for a free vote in parliament. Speaking to The Australian Senator Smith dismissed the idea of a postal version of a plebiscite. “The postal plebiscite idea is […]

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Marriage equality advocates call on PM to rule out postal plebiscite




Marriage equality advocates are encouraging people to write to the Prime Minister and their local MP to argue against the proposal to hold a postal plebiscite on the issue. The idea for a non-compulsory mail based plebiscite has been put forward by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. National spokesperson for Parents and Fiends of Lesbians and […]

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Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli wed




Orange is the New Black star Samira Wiley and her partner writer Lauren Morelli have wed. The couple tied the knot in Palm Springs with Wiley’s parents officiating the ceremony. Christine and Dennis W. Wiley, are the co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington D.C. The non-traditional ceremony had a confetti theme, […]

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Taiwanese court hears case for marriage equality

Taiwanese court hears case for marriage equality




A court is Taiwan has begun hearing a case that may potentially paved the way for marriage equality in the progressive Asian nation. The case has been brought by a gay activist and municipal authorities from Taipei, who have requested the court provided clarification within the area of marriage and how it should related to […]

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Sinodinos hopeful marriage equality can be settled

Sinodinos hopeful marriage equality can be settled




Arthur Sinodinos, the Minister for Industry, Science and Innovation, says he is hopefully that the issue of marriage equality can be “settled” during the current term of government. Speaking to the National Press Club earlier today, the Liberal MP said while the government currently remains committed to holding a plebiscite, he would like to see […]

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Malcolm Turnbull hasn’t ruled out a postal plebiscite

Malcolm Turnbull hasn’t ruled out a postal plebiscite




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has restated the government’s commitment to a plebiscite on marriage equality but wouldn’t be drawn on reports a postal plebiscite was under consideration. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday the Prime Minister said the coalition’s policy was clear. “We went to the election with a policy for a plebiscite which would give […]

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Postal vote plebiscite plan proposed

Postal vote plebiscite plan proposed




The Daily Telegraph has revealed conservative coalition Ministers are planning on putting forward a new proposal for a plebiscite on marriage equality. Rather than an expensive trip to the ballot box, which would have cost up to $170 million dollars, the plebiscite would been conducted by a voluntary postal vote. The proposal would see all Australians […]

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Senator Janet Rice pulls out her knitting during question time

Senator Janet Rice pulls out her knitting during question time




The Greens Senator Janet Rice has asked the government about Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s comments suggesting that business leaders should stay out of the marriage equality debate and “stick to their knitting“. Senator Rice asked why the government was persisting with it’s failed plebiscite plan, before following up with a question about why the government […]

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PFLAG call on LGBTI community and allies to lobby for free vote

PFLAG call on LGBTI community and allies to lobby for free vote




PFLAG, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, are encouraging supporters of marriage equality to contact their local MP ahead of parliament resuming on Monday. The next week  has been described as a critical week for marriage equality and supporters of the reform have been urged to take action through the new Speak Up […]

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Matt Canavan says it important to respect supporters of traditional marriage

Matt Canavan says it important to respect supporters of traditional marriage




Liberal senator Matt Canavan has described reports of a push from moderate members of his party suggesting that it would be in the government’s interest to address marriage equality before the May budget as “unusual”. Senator Canavan says it is important to show respect to people who support traditional marriage as this group includes most […]

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