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Abbott promises to vote in line with plebiscite result

Abbott promises to vote in line with plebiscite result

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed that he would respect the result of a plebiscite on marriage equality. The member for Warringah has told SKY News that if a plebiscite showed a majority of Australians wanted the laws changed he’d honour those wishes. Mr Abbott said he was personally against allowing same sex marriage […]

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Is it OK to choose not to run an advertisement?

Is it OK to choose not to run an advertisement?

OPINION The Marriage Alliance got me thinking. Sophie York, the spokesperson for the newly formed lobby group that argues against allowing same sex couples to be married, was complaining that some television stations had refused to run the group’s advertisements. The TV advertisements depicted same sex marriage as a giant iceberg for the Titanic to […]

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Activists Speak Out on Marriage Ban Anniversary

Activists Speak Out on Marriage Ban Anniversary

Today marks ten years since the Howard government amended the Marriage Act, officially banning marriage between same sex individuals. The 2004 amendement not only prevented same sex marriages in Australia but also the legal recognition of Australian marriages overseas. Australian Marriage Equality has reported that support for marriage equality has risen from 38% in 2004 […]

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Christine Forster Announces Engagement

Christine Forster Announces Engagement

Christine Forster, sister of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has annouced her engagement to long term partner Virgina Edwards.Ms Forster and Ms Edwards make the annoucement in today’s edition of ‘New Idea’, telling the magazine that they became engaged on a recent trip to Broken Hill. Currently it is not possible for the couple to wed […]

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Abbott’s Sister Says His Views Are Changing

Abbott’s Sister Says His Views Are Changing

Federal opposition leader Tony Abbott’s sister has said that her conservative brother’s views on same sex marriage are slowly changing. Mr Abbott’s sister, Christine Forster, who is gay, appeared on the JJJ current affairs program ‘Hack‘ earlier today. Ms Forster is a Liberal Party Councilor on the City of Sydney Council and was in attendance […]

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Rudd Promises Marriage Equality Bill Within First 100 Days

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott have given extremely different priorities to marriage equality during the leader’s debate. The Prime Minister declared that a Labor government would introduce legislation within the first 100 days of government. “This is just a mark of decency to same sex couples across the country who wish […]

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Tony Abbott’s Sister Set to Discuss Same Sex Marriage

Tony Abbott’s Sister Set to Discuss Same Sex Marriage

Christine Forster, Tony Abbott’s openly gay sister and vocal marriage equality supporter is set to be the guest on SBS’s ‘The Observer Effect’ this evening. This new current affairs show, hosted by award winning journalist Ellen Fanning, sees a different guest each week discuss the top news stories in depth. The other guests on tonight’s […]

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Abbott and His Daughters on Homosexuality

Abbott and His Daughters on Homosexuality

Two of Tony Abbott’s daughters have come forward in strong support of same-sex marriage, describing the legislation of same-sex marriage as inevitable in generations to come. Marriage equality advocates are hoping that the views of Bridgette and Francis will force Abbot’s views on same-sex marriage to ‘evolve’. Bridgette Abott, 20, explained to the Daily Telegraph […]

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