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Dean Smith’s marriage bill introduced to the Senate

Dean Smith’s marriage bill introduced to the Senate

WA Senator Dean Smith’s bill to amend the Marriage Act has been introduced to the upper house this afternoon, following the victory of the ‘Yes’ vote in the postal survey. Senator Smith’s bill has been co-sponsored by eight senators from across the political spectrum, and both Labor and The Greens have thrown their support behind […]

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Julie Bishop: It’s too early to say what the marriage legislation will look like

Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop says she believes the ‘Yes’ campaign will win the marriage postal survey, but comments that it’s too soon to know what the final legislation will be. The Western Australian MP is serving as the Acting Prime Minister for the first time after Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, and Deputy Nationals leader […]

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MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

MPs continue to argue over the plebiscite

The government is vigorously defending it’s plan for a national plebiscite as the only way forward for the marriage equality issue. Cabinet Secretary Arthur¬†Sinodinos appeared on ‘Karvelas’ on SKY News and told host Patricia Karvelas that the government was committed to holding a plebiscite on marriage equality. “The problem we have as a government is […]

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‘Wicked’ composer boycotts North Carolina

‘Wicked’ composer boycotts North Carolina

The Wizard of Oz’s spiritual companion musical ‘Wicked’ will no longer be performed in North Carolina as composer Stephen Schwartz moves to boycott the state over new anti-LGBT laws. The new law signed by Governor Pat McCrory allows for LGBTIQ people to be fired, refused service or evicted on the basis of their sexual orientation, […]

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Clash of the Senators: Heffernan Vs Leyonhjelm

Clash of the Senators: Heffernan Vs Leyonhjelm

Liberal Democratic Senator David Leyonhjelm’s same sex marriage bill has been causing a stir¬† in the senate. Leyonhjelm has threatened not to vote in favour of the government’s bills until the Coalition party room allows a conscience vote on same sex marriage. Apparently displeased with the Liberal Democrats Senator’s actions, Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan decided […]

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NSW, SA and TAS May Abolish Transgender Divorce Law

NSW, SA and TAS May Abolish Transgender Divorce Law

Today legislation is being tabled in South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales to abolish laws required married couples to divorce if one partner which to change their legally recognized gender. As the law currently stands, almost all Australian states and territories have established legislation that prevents the recognition of a gender reassignment when that […]

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