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Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

This week marks one year since Australia said YES to marriage equality. In a little over a month’s time, it’ll be a full year since the federal parliament finally passed the laws allowing same-sex couples to wed. While same sex couples have been able to move forward, plan weddings and celebrate their relationships – transgender […]

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Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland has become the third state to remove the requirement for transgender and gender diverse people to divorce their spouse to have their gender legally affirmed. The north-eastern state will join Victoria and New South Wales whose parliaments have also made the adjustments since Canberra voted to amend the Marriage Act last year. Just four […]

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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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There Goes The Motherhood: People are just people

I asked my son what he thought about the plebiscite and marriage equality to see how much of it he understands. His response? ‘What’s so bad about marriage equality? People should have the choice. We all have human DNA, people are just people.’ In case people are concerned about the gay influence, he’s about as […]

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The questions that stumped No campaigner Karina Okotel

The questions that stumped No campaigner Karina Okotel

The Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel was in the full swing of arguing against marriage equality this morning when she came across a question that she just couldn’t answer. Appearing on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program, Okotel was debating the issue of marriage equality with fellow Liberal Christine Forster. Forster, who is a City […]

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Advocates call for repeal of transgender forced divorce laws

Advocates call for repeal of transgender forced divorce laws

Equality advocates have urged Australia’s state governments to repeal laws forcing married transgender partners to divorce if they want their birth certificate to reflect their gender identity. The call comes in the wake of a landmark UN decision upholding the right of a transgender Australian to remain married under federal law and have her NSW […]

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Sarah Jessica Parker returns in a new show about Divorce in the suburbs

Sarah Jessica Parker returns in a new show about Divorce in the suburbs

Sarah Jessica Parker made her name playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City – a woman who spent her time hoping to get married. Her new series flips the coin and looks at the opposing journey, Bradshaw is Frances a woman whose marriage has plateaued. She’s considering getting a divorce. Perfectly cast as her […]

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Lyle Shelton: No concessions on plebiscite details

Lyle Shelton: No concessions on plebiscite details

Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), has declared the opponents of marriage equality are not prepared to give up any of the elements of the plebiscite that the government has already announced. “The public funding is non-negotiable – absolutely,” Shelton told Christina Keneally who was filling in for Patricia Karvelas […]

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Pope Francis says the Catholic Church should be less judgemental

Pope Francis says the Catholic Church should be less judgemental

Pope Francis has released his “apostolic exhortation” a 260 page document outlining the future direction of the Catholic Church. Titled ‘One Love in the Family’ it contains a range of advise for clergyman and their congregations. The pope said the church’s position on gay couples married remained unchanged but urged priests to be more open […]

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ACL staffer vows to divorce if marriage laws are changed

In a slightly bizarre interview posted on the Australian Christian Lobby’s website, Nick Jensen, Director of the Lachlan Macquarie Internship has declared that he and his wife Sarah will divorce if the government makes any changes to marriage legislation. In the audio interview published to the Australian Christian Lobby’s website Jensen tells interviewer Daniel Simon […]

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