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Marriage equality comes to Chile with major support in Congress

Marriage equality comes to Chile with major support in Congress

Same-gender marriage will soon become reality in the South American nation of Chile in the coming months, after a historic vote this week. President Sebastian Pinera is expected to sign the bill ahead of his departure from office early next year, as an election looms later this month. Chile now joins their South American neighbours […]

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Just.Equal calls on politicians who voted for marriage equality to protect LGBTIQA+ rights

Just.Equal calls on politicians who voted for marriage equality to protect LGBTIQA+ rights

Just.Equal Australia has called on Liberal and Labor members who voted for marriage equality four years ago today not to betray the LGBTIQ+ community by voting for the Religious Discrimination Bill. Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the moment the bill was a great day of celebration for the Australian community. “When marriage equality finally passed Federal […]

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On This Gay Day: Marriage equality Bill passes through Parliament

Marriage Equality became law in Australia Today marks four years since a Bill to legislate for marriage equality in Australia passed through the House of Representatives. Following the ‘Yes’ result of 61% in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, the Bill from Liberal Senator Dean Smith with co-sponsorship from Labor, The Greens, Nick Xenophon Team […]

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On This Gay Day: Australia said Yes! to marriage equality

Four years on from Australia’s historic vote for marriage equality For people in Perth it was an early morning rise to find out the results of the postal survey on marriage equality. On this day back in 2017 people gathered in the Northbridge Piazza to listen to a live telecast of the results being announced […]

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Switzerland votes yes on marriage equality in national referendum

Switzerland votes yes on marriage equality in national referendum

Voters in Switzerland have overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the nation’s laws to legislate for same-gender marriage. Results from the referendum held on Sunday have seen 64.1% vote in favour of same-gender marriage, equal adoption rights, citizenship options for spouses and sperm donation access for lesbian couples. The ‘Yes’ vote also won a majority […]

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Switzerland set to vote on marriage equality laws in September

Switzerland set to vote on marriage equality laws in September

Switzerland will head to the polls in September to vote on marriage equality and polls are showing the YES option is significantly more popular. Tamedia, 64% of the population said they plan to vote in favour of accepting the government’s amendment to Switzerland’s civil code allowing same-sex marriage. The NO vote has just 34% of […]

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On This Gay Day: Marriage equality was passed in England

Marriage Equality was passed by the House of Lords in England Marriage equality in England and Wales reached a milestone on this day ion 2013 when the House of Lords passed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. The Queen gave the bill it’s royal ascent two days later, and the first same-sex weddings were allowed to […]

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On This Gay Day: Marriage Equality was achieved in the USA

In 2015 the US Supreme Court voted in favour of marriage equality On this day is 2015 the LGBTIQ gathered outside the US Supreme Court to anxiously await the decision in the case of Obergefell vs Hodges. The stakes were high if the nine judge bench voted in favour of Ohio man Jim Obergefell – […]

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On This Gay Day: Ireland said ‘Yes’ to marriage equality

Ireland voted ‘Yes’ for marriage equality in 2015 On this day in 2015 Ireland has overwhelmingly to introduce same sex civil marriages. Voters approved marriage equality with over 60% of people who voted supporting a change to the country’s constitution. The history making vote made Ireland the 20th country to allow same sex couples to […]

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Greens: WA government must commit to removing religious exemptions

Greens: WA government must commit to removing religious exemptions

OPINION In the midst of the campaign for marriage equality in Australia three and a half years ago, the ‘gay wedding cake’ scenario quickly emerged as the international symbol of the simmering tensions between the campaign for rights for the LGBTIQ+ community, and religious rights. Cases of bakers in the US and the UK refusing […]

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