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Indonesia’s top court rejects attempt to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s top court rejects attempt to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s top court has rejected an attempt to have gay sex, and all sex outside of marriage, criminalised. A panel of nine judges considered the the petition to have the laws changed, four judges argued in favour of making all gay sex illegal, and limiting consensual heterosexual activity to those who are married. The push […]

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Gay people more likely to have trouble sleeping

Gay people more likely to have trouble sleeping

Gay people are more likely to have trouble getting to sleep, wake up more during the night, and are more likely to use medication to help them sleep in comparison to the heterosexual or bisexual peers. That’s the finding of the latest research out of the USA, where up to 40% of the countries citizens […]

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First same-sex marriage set for next week following waiver of waiting period

First same-sex marriage set for next week following waiver of waiting period

A Melbourne couple have appealed the one month waiting period for intent to marry, and are likely to become the first same-sex marriage legally performed in Australia. Stephanie Dyball and her fiancé Megan Stapleton have been engaged since 2012, and were planning their wedding well in advance. Finally sick of waiting for the law to […]

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Six months after it began, Bermuda removes same sex marriage

Six months after it began, Bermuda removes same sex marriage

Six months ago Bermuda introduced same-sex marriage following a historic court ruling, but now the country’s government has abolished the recognition and reclassified gay unions as ‘domestic partnerships’. The Domestic Partnership Act 2017 will replace same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships, it was introduced this week and approved with 24 politicians voting in favour of the […]

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Perth couple to become first same sex divorce in Australia

Perth couple to become first same sex divorce in Australia

The amendments to the Marriage Act last week meant that those across the country woke up on Saturday with their international same-sex marriages finally recognised. For one Perth woman the announcement sparked an entirely different celebration: finally able to be divorced. The woman was married to her long time partner in Europe in 2015, but […]

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Perth’s LGBTI hockey team The Python’s get international attention

Perth’s LGBTI hockey team The Python’s get international attention

The fundraising calendar created by Perth’s LGBTI Hockey team The Pythons has got a whole lot of international attention. The calendar which features members of the local team and professional hockey players posing on hockey fields and some of Perth’s most scenic beaches has caught the eye of British magazine Gay Times and popular US website Queerty. […]

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Bill Shorten will commit funding to tackling HIV in Australia

Bill Shorten will commit funding to tackling HIV in Australia

Labor leader Bill Shorten is expected to make a major funding commitment to tackling HIV. The Brisbane Times has reported that the Opposition Leader will announce a $53 million dollar commitment to supporting peak HIV organisations, expanding PrEP trials and addressing the growing rate of new cases of HIV in aboriginal communities. Labor’s health spokesperson […]

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Peter Dutton against decision making via postal surveys in the future

Peter Dutton against decision making via postal surveys in the future

Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton has declared the government’s decision to use a national postal survey was a great success, but also argues it should not be used in the future to decide other issues. Dutton, one of the architects of the ‘postal plebiscite’ has penned an opinion piece for Farifax Media describing […]

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Government announces postal survey cost much less than expected

Government announces postal survey cost much less than expected

Acting Special Minister of State Mathias Cormann has announced that the financial cost of the postal survey was much less than the anticipated $122 million. Senator Cormann announced on his Twitter account that the process had been delivered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for $80.5 million. “Happy to report that the ABS delivered the […]

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Just four MP’s voted against marriage equality

Just four MP’s voted against marriage equality

Just four MPs ended up voting against marriage equality. Russel Broadbent, David Littleproud, Keith Pitt and Bob Katter sat on one side of the House of Representatives while the vast majority of politicians crammed themselves onto the other side of the chamber. With less than five MPs on the ‘No’ side, Speaker of the House […]

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