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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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Absolut vodka highlights criminalisation of homosexuality

A new campaign from Absolut Vodka highlights the 72 countries around world where being gay is still illegal. The ‘Kiss with Pride‘ campaign features a series of posters of same sex couples kissing, all of the people featured are from nations that outlaw same-sex activity. As the United Kingdom marks 50 years since the decriminalisation […]

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Christians support marriage equality without religious exemptions

Christians support marriage equality without religious exemptions

A new opinion poll has found Australian Christians back marriage equality and don’t want the reform to include extra discrimination exemptions. A Galaxy Research poll of 1000 Australian Christians released today showed 54% support for same-sex couples being allowed to marry, 77% support for a free vote in parliament as soon as possible, and 49% […]

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Australian marriage equality advocates welcome Taiwan decision

Australian marriage equality advocates welcome Taiwan decision

Australian marriage equality advocates have welcomed the news that Taiwan is embracing marriage equality. The Equality Campaign said Taiwan had made a momentous step towards achieving marriage equality for all Taiwanese people. Yesterday a Taiwanese court handed down its judgement in a landmark case which found that the nation’s marriage laws violated the country’s constitution. […]

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Australian Medical Association backs marriage equality

Australian Medical Association backs marriage equality

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has added its voice to the many groups calling on the Turnbull government to legislate for marriage equality. Today the AMA will issue a new policy statement declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage has significant mental and physical health consequences and contributes to high suicide rates among LGBTI people. The […]

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Christian website say this symbol is a secret sign in the gay community

Christian website say this symbol is a secret sign in the gay community

One of the world’s leading news sites for Christian news has published an opinion piece claiming the some of the symbols embraced by the LGBT community have secret meanings. Writing at Lifesite Doug Mainwaring claims that the symbol used by America’s Human Rights Campaign in not what it seems. The author says that while many […]

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Government reportedly considering vote on marriage equality

Government reportedly considering vote on marriage equality

Reports have emerged that the Liberal Party may be considering a new path for marriage equality, despite earlier comments there would be no alternative to the plebiscite. The Herald Sun have reported that back-benchers are discussing the option of supporting one of the cross-party bills currently on the floor of the house, and holding a […]

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Turnbull: We have no plans for any other measures on marriage equality

  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told Melbourne radio that his government has no plans to address marriage equality following the death of the plebiscite proposal. “We have no plans to take any other measures on this issue.” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Neil Mitchell on 3AW radio on Friday. The Prime Minister said the […]

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Marriage equality supporters welcome the end of the plebiscite

Marriage equality supporters welcome the end of the plebiscite

Yesterday the government’s proposed plan for marriage equality was defeated in the Upper House, with 33 votes against the bill and 29 in favour. High profile proponents for marriage equality without a plebiscite, Australian Marriage Equality & Australians For Equality have welcomed the end of the public vote. “The majority of Australians and parliamentarians back […]

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Pauline Hanson: gays should leave Australia if they want to wed

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has suggested that gay people who want marriage equality should consider leaving Australia and moving to another country. The emigration suggestion was just one of several comments Senator Hanson made during an appearance on Melbourne’s LGBTI radio station JOY 94.9. “I don’t care what other countries around the world are […]

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