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What has happened since marriage equality was achieved?

What has happened since marriage equality was achieved?

It’s one year today since the results of the Marriage Postal Survey were announced and Australia’s LGBTIQ+ population found out that enough of their fellow citizens had ticked the YES box for marriage equality. During the campaign for marriage equality a lot of claims about the outcomes of a YES vote were suggested by the […]

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What will the new marriage law mean for our community?

What will the new marriage law mean for our community?

  I’ve been out as lesbian since I was 18 and an advocate for many people in situations where they were not able to do so themselves. Several months ago, anticipating changes to the Marriage Act, I started to think about the necessity of having nurturing, understanding service providers who could provide for us from […]

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Equality Campaign encourages everyone to return their survey forms

Equality Campaign encourages everyone to return their survey forms

The Equality Campaign today urged supporters of marriage equality to get their postal survey in the post box by October 27. “We are grateful for the millions who have voted and the tens of thousands of volunteers who have campaigned long and hard for all Australians to be given a fair go – but there […]

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Sam Smith reveals details of his new album ‘The Thrill of It All’

Sam Smith reveals details of his new album ‘The Thrill of It All’

Sam Smith has revealed the track listing for his new album The Thrill of It All. The singer’s follow up to his hugely successful debut album will be released via EMI Music worldwide on 3rd November. Too Good At Goodbyes, the first single off the new album, has achieved global success, and hit the number one […]

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ABS estimates 9.2 million marriage survey forms have been returned

ABS estimates 9.2 million marriage survey forms have been returned

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its first weekly estimate of the number of survey forms received for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. As of Friday 29 September 2017, the ABS estimates it has received 9.2 million (57.5%) survey forms. The estimate is indicative only as is it based on the bulk containers […]

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New poll shows support for marriage equality has risen to 70%

The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll has sown that support for marriage equality has risen to 70%. The positive result for the equality campaign comes as the Australian Bureau of Statistics begins to send survey forms to 16 million Australians to gauge their thoughts about changing the marriage laws. The 70% support rate is from those who […]

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YES campaign responds to negative advertisements about marriage equality

YES campaign responds to negative advertisements about marriage equality

Australian Marriage Equality has responded to the advertisements from The Coalition for Marriage with their own take on how changing the marriage laws will affect young Australians. Dr Kerryn Phelps is featured in the response advertisement saying the opponents of marriage equality are trying to mislead the public. “Over the coming weeks we’ll be hearing […]

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Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

WA Premier Mark McGowan has reasserted his support for marriage equality in Australia while addressing the WA Labor conference this morning. McGowan echoed sentiments shared by Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten yesterday, saying that now was the time to allow LGBTI+ Australians to marry the person they love. “My friends, there is another battle we […]

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Muslims for Marriage Equality launch Yes campaign

Muslims for Marriage Equality launch Yes campaign

A new organisation has emerged on Facebook, encouraging Muslims who support marriage equality to come together and work towards a ‘Yes’ in the upcoming postal vote. Muslims for Marriage Equality was formed by LGBTI+ activist and former educator at the AIDS Council of New South Wales, Fahad Ali. “There is a diversity in belief and […]

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Western Australians want marriage equality without a costly plebiscite

A new Galaxy poll shows that almost 60% of Western Australians want marriage equality to be a reality. The poll which was commissioned by The Sunday Times asked respondents how they would vote if a plebiscite was held today and 59% said they would be in favour of same-sex couples being allowed to marry. Thirty […]

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